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i've read that thrush is quite common in pregnancy. is it something that you should see a doctor about if suspected?
Yes, especially late in pregnancy. You dont want to it have during delivery & pass it on to bubs. :o
I had thrush on and off throughout my pregnancy, just couldn't get rid of it!! Such a pain! Anyway, I asked my doctor about it, including the doctor at the hospital and neither said anything about it, just wasn't a problem! Well, turned out it was a bit of a problem after I gave birth. Bub's got oral thrush (which I didn't realise until a midwife told me after 1 week) and my nipples got infected which led to breastfeeding being VERY painful and uncomfortable (I ended up putting bub's on the bottle). I wish someone had told me this before I had Lucy. I could have started treating her for oral thrush immediately. So if you do have thrush during delivery (which is not a concern, just annoying oral thrush for bub) just keep in mind that you may want to start treating bub immediately. The midwife recommended DAKTARIN Oral Gel from the chemist. If you are going to breastfeed you can apply this gel to your nipples and bub can still suck without having to wipe the gel off. Hope this helps!!
If you are pg and suspect you have thrush yes definitely let your carer know. If you get thrush more than 3 times in six months (pg or not) you should see a GP too as there could be some more serious cause.
I have got thrush twice whilst being pregnant with the most recent being last week. I am currently over due by 3 days and last week when I saw my obs he told me to get the Canesten once application from the chemist and use that to avoid passing it on to the baby during birth.
He said that Chemists sometimes don't like giving things to pregnant women that need to be inserted but he said that it is quite alright for me to use it. I used it last Friday and it has gone already. Hopefully bubs will come along very soon. However, don't take my word for it. You should mention it to your Dr or Midwife first.
I've had trush in varying degrees off and mostly on since I became pregnant. The suppostries are the only thing that has worked for me. I've modified my diet and all my personal hygiene and it just keeps coming back until I give in and get a suppositry for relief. Definitely mention it to your Ob/Dr as there are other things it could be aswell which need to be addressed.
Good luck and I feel your pain!!
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