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<p>I've been fighting a yeast infection pretty much this entire pregnancy. I've done everything I know to do. I've done medical and natural treatments and can't figure out why it's coming back- I've never had this problem in pregnancy before.</p>
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<p>So I'm 37 weeks now and it's not going away. I do vinegar soaks twice a day and garlic in the vagina every night and if I skip it for even a night the itching and pain comes back almost immediately. <img alt="gloomy.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/gloomy.gif"> It's awful.</p>
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<p>I won't be able to do the garlic or soaks postpartum or pretty much any treatment other than diflucan. </p>
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<p>I'm scared the birth will hurt more because of the infection, not thrilled that I will probably pass it to baby (I've had thrush with every other newborn and it's so painful <img alt="greensad.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif">) and the worst thing I can think of is dealing with lochia and postpartum tenderness with a yeast infection on top.</p>
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<p>Has anyone else had to go through this? Any tips or insights, advice? </p>
 

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<p>I haven't ever had birth with a yeast infection, but I have had yeast infections before. What I did was eat yogurt (I like plain) and I also used the yogurt as a topical (straight from the fridge, the coolness of it helped as well). That is what I think helped me. I think I used it topically like two times a day, but I don't imagine that applying it more would hurt. It is a little bit messy, but gave a lot of relief.</p>
 

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<p>Oh, yes, try the yogurt! I took probiotic capsules instead because I hate yogurt and it went away within a day. I had never had one before that pregnancy and WOW you have my sympathy! That suuucked.</p>
 

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<p>Thanks ladies. I have done the yogurt and probiotic suppositories. Nothing has worked. </p>
 
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