Are yeast infections during pregnancy common?
Yeast infections during pregnancy are common to develop . If such an infection does occur, it is safe for you to use over-the-counter products, such as Monistat. These are readily available at stores.
However, if you are early in your pregnancy, before 12 weeks, it is important that the cream be used externally only. After 12 weeks, it is safe to gently use the applicator internally.
Nutrition is an important factor when trying to prevent yeast infections. Try eating foods low in sugar and a well balanced diet. Add yogurt to your daily menu – try this delicious recipe that is full of “friendly” bacteria that can help you lower your risk of developing a yeast infection.
If you suspect you have a yeast infection, go see your doctor for treatment or stop by and see one of our dedicated doctors at New Life OBGYN with 3 locations conveniently located in the New York metropolitan area. Call (212) 219-2723 or (718) 567-0730 and make your appointment today.