Yeast Infection and Hemorrhoids While Pregnant

Yeast Infection and Hemorrhoids While Pregnant

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A yeast infection is something that many pregnant women develop while they are pregnant. It is most common during the second trimester. Women with this condition will begin to notice discharge that is thin, white and has a strange smell. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

One of the reasons that a yeast infection is so common while pregnant is because of the hormones that change in the woman’s body at this time. These hormones can throw off the PH levels in the vaginal region causing yeast to overgrow.

To treat a yeast infection, an oral medication is usually given. However, this has not been proven safe for a pregnant woman. Instead, she should use a starch free drying powder to help heal the condition on its own.

Along with a yeast infection, women may develop hemorrhoids while they are pregnant. They will typically surface in the third trimester. They are caused when blood vessels in the rectal area become swollen.

Hemorrhoids can be uncomfortable and itchy and may even cause bleeding to occur. To treat the hemorrhoid, there are several natural things that can be done. For example, placing an ice pack on them can help relieve the discomfort. Also, soaking in warm water for a few minutes can help as well. It is also important that the hemorrhoids are kept clean, especially after a bowel movement.

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Monica Scott, BS, RN
Monica Scott, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Scott joined ConceiveEasy after working in prenatal obstetrical care for two years in a private practice before being promoted to Director of Nursing. She has a strong interest in women's health with an emphasis on promoting fertility awareness.