Pregnancy Symptoms: Yeast Infections
Yeast infections during pregnancy are common pregnancy symptoms—especially during the second trimester. But rest assured, pregnancy yeast infections aren't dangerous. But they can be more difficult to control than when you don't have a bun in the oven.
Not sure if you have a pregnancy yeast infection? If you've got discharge that looks like cottage cheese and smells like yeast, you've probably got one. Ditto for an itchy uncomfortable feeling and/or burning during urination or intercourse.
But, of course, check with a doctor before trying to treat it. Ditto for all pregnancy symptoms! If you don't treat the pregnancy yeast infection, you might pass the infection on to your baby's mouth during delivery. During pregnancy, your doctor will probably treat the infection with a vaginal cream or a suppository.
To prevent pregnancy yeast infections, stay away from feminine hygiene products that contain deodorant, wear cotton underwear, eat yogurt, and change out of damp clothes or wet bathing suits immediately. Also, try to get enough sleep, take care of yourself in general and cut back on your sugar intake, since sugar promotes the growth of yeast (not to mention packs on the pregnancy pounds!).