Pregnancy with vaginitis: All you need to know
Vaginitis is an infection or inflammation of vagina.
Approximately 10%30% of women experience vaginitis (bacterial vaginosis) during their pregnancy. (1)
- Affects more likely the pregnant women and sexually active women
- Can be treated with medication easily
- Is short term but can reoccur
- Indicates increased risk of preterm birth
Common vaginitis includes yeast vaginitis, bacterial vaginitis, and Trichomoniasis vaginitis. Bacterial Vaginitis (BV) is common in reproductive age. Infection can be transferred to infant during or after birth. Causes can be hormonal changes during pregnancy, diabetes, douching, vaginal intercourse, steroids, and smoking.
The common symptoms include abnormal discharge and itching. However, some women dont experience any symptoms.
People may experience
Pain and discomfort during urination and intercourse
Self-Care: Avoid douching and intercourse with multiple partners, use protection during intercourse, and wear breathable and cotton underpants.
Medications: Over-the-counter medication for yeast infection such as Clotrimazole, Terconazole, antibiotics, and antifungal creams are beneficial. (Doctors prescription is must for pregnant women.)
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