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Avoid Yeast Infections Naturally During Pregnancy


Category : Pregnancy

If you’re pregnant, then you’ll be wanting to get tips on how to avoid yeast infections during your pregnancy. And, you’ll prefer if these are totally natural so as not to pose problems for baby. Here, you’ll find 3 simple things you can do to help prevent these horrible infections…

When you are pregnant you want to make sure that you do all you can to protect and nurture your unborn baby. So, when you are ill or have other ailments, you will always do everything you can to ensure that whatever drugs you are prescribed or take won’t harm baby. That’s why you should consult your doctor about the safest options to treat any problems you may have when pregnant.

But as is well-known, when you are pregnant, you are susceptible to having yeast infections (also called candida or thrush). So, if you don’t yet have a yeast infection, but are aware that you have a likelihood of getting one because of your pregnancy, then you may want to think about several simple things you can do to help avoid yeast infections during pregnancy.

These are natural ways to help you avoid candida infections from occurring which don’t involve the use of any drugs. They are simple everyday tips that can work because of the knowledge of what actually causes your infection. Although the Candida albicans yeast-like fungi causes the ‘symptoms,’ the real underlying causes are things like; compromised immune system, reduction in friendly bacteria, hormonal imbalance, high blood sugar and some drug therapy.

So here are 3 ways to help you avoid yeast infections during pregnancy:-

1. Reduce your sugar intake. Avoid things like, sugars, artificial sweeteners, honey, syrup, cakes, chocolates, dried and canned fruit, etc. Also, avoid canned foods that often contain sugar. Read the labels carefully.

2. Avoid the use of perfumed feminine sprays, douches, tampons, etc. These can upset the pH balance there which can aid fungal growth. Also, they can cause irritation to the skin which also helps the fungus.

3. The Candida fungi prefer moist, dark, warm places to grow in, which is why vaginal thrush is so common. So, down there, you need to ensure that you are clean, dry and cool. Avoid wearing tight underclothes made of material that doesn’t ‘breathe.’ Wear looser-fitting cotton undies. And avoid wearing tight jeans and pantyhose.

These are simple natural actions you can take to help avoid yeast infections during your pregnancy. But there are many more things that can help, such as some dietary adjustments, lifestyle changes, probiotics, herbs, etc.

And should you be unfortunate enough to actually have a yeast infection just now, there are many natural home remedies that you can use to quickly eradicate it, without the harmful side effects of your usual drug-based medications.

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