Vaginal Yeast Infection During Pregnancy: Risk Factors

Vaginal Yeast Infection During Pregnancy: Risk Factors

26 Sep 2022 | 1 min Read

Dr Madhuri mehendale

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Vaginal yeast infection is a fungal infection which is also known as vaginal candidiasis. Women suffering from a vaginal yeast infection may experience swelling, redness, and itching in the area around the vagina. She may also experience a burning sensation while passing urine and thick white or yellow vaginal discharge with a foul odour.

Vaginal yeast infection is more common in the second trimester of pregnancy. The pH imbalance and the increased estrogen levels during pregnancy are known to be the common reasons behind a yeast infection during that period. Besides that, a few of the factors that may contribute to or increase the risk of yeast infection include: 

  • Uncontrolled diabetes or high blood sugar 
  • Certain antibiotics may cause a pH imbalance in the vagina. 
  • Yeast infection transmission from the male partner during intercourse.
  • Use of vaginal sprays, gels, or any other such products. 
  • Immune system disorder or compromised immunity. 
  • Use of immunosuppressants for certain medical conditions. 
  • Poor intimate hygiene.

Although vaginal yeast infection is not known to directly affect your fetus, it has to be treated immediately to avoid the excess discomfort caused due to the increasing severity of the infection if left untreated.



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