Can I Pass A Yeast Infection On To My Unborn Baby
Hi there, Eric Bakker, naturopath, authorof Candida Crusher and another frequently asked question. Can I pass a yeast infection on to my unbornbaby? You can. Many children are born with varyingtypes of conditions that the mother actually has. It's not impossible to do that and cautionneeds to be taken. This is why it's quite clever of you to try and clear any vaginalissues that you have in the second or third trimester, in particular, which will makeit a lot easier for you. Genital herpes is another concern that manys have of a woman passing an active
herpes condition onto her baby if she hasgenital herpes. It is possible to pass this on to your unborn baby or I should say babywhen it's being born. If the baby's still in utero, it's not highly likely that thebaby's going to have a yeast infection from you. Although some people would argue thatsystemic infection can pass through the placenta into the child, but I've not really seen evidenceof this. Perhaps I didn't' answer that question properly,but when you give birth to a child and you have active vaginal thrush, there is a chancethat you will pass it on. But if the baby's in utero and has not been delivered yet, there'sprobably a very slim risk of you passing that
on because the baby's in quite a safe environment. So I do hope that answers your question. Thankyou.
What Do I Do If Im Pregnant And Contract A Yeast Infection
Good day, Eric Bakker, naturopath, authorof Candida Crusher, with another frequently asked question. What do I do if I'm pregnant and I contracta yeast infection? It's not uncommon to have a thrush or yeastinfection when you are pregnant. It's something that I do routinely see in women who are pregnant,looking at conception, or are breastfeeding. So, when you are pregnant and you have a yeastinfection, a clever thing for you to do is to start making some dietary changes. I wouldnot recommend that you take any medical antifungals and be careful to take any natural antifungals.Some of these products can be quite strong
and predispose you to increasing your riskof having issues, particularly in the first trimester. If you are pregnant, be very carefulin the first trimester. As the pregnancy progresses, still be careful, of course, but there aremany different options that you have got. You can, for example, do some gentle douchingor some cleansing there with some Calendula or some tea tree oil. I would advise cautionthere with any type of these protocols until you talk obviously with your health care practitioner.Obviously, no alcohol, no sugary foods, eating more garlic, having coconut oil, there aremany different things you can do to help get on top of your yeast infection if you're pregnant.
You can read a lot more about these in mybook, Candida Crusher, particularly Chapter 5 would give you a lot of good informationon how to get on top of your chronic vaginal yeast infection. Chapter 4 is really devotedto what I call the quick start guide which will give you a lot of quick ideas. Don't freak out too much. There are a lotof things you can do to relieve the itching or the discomfort. So there is plenty youcan do there. Don't get too concerned about it. Hope that answers your question. Thank you.