Join Date: Jun 2004
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i've had two yeast infections since getting pg. and this is what helped me -
-plain yogurt with live cultures applied wherever it itches to soothe...
-whole peeled garlic clove (don't nick it!!) inserted in the vagina at bedtime, removed when i wake up (kegels help get it down if it doesn't come out on its own)
-baths with vinegar or baking soda in the water
-pat dry after bathing with a clean towel - use towels only once until this is gone!
-use a hairdryer to finish drying my crotch - sounds funny, but i find it really helps me!
-probiotics, one capsule a day
-cutting back on sugar
-editing to add this one more point - use condoms with DH - i'm pretty sure that's what was setting off my infections.
i think the thing that helped the most was being consistent with the garlic every night. i'd been doing it intermittantly and the y.i. was hanging in there - then i did it for 3 nights in a row and the y.i. was over.
if natural measures aren't cutting it, i would consider an OTC remedy at this point since you're getting so close to your due date, and it would be better for your tissues not to be inflamed for fighting a y.i. as they're trying to be as stretchy as possible to birth your baby!
Rosemary & Gary :
James 12/04 & Cecelia 4/07