Vaginal infections during pregnancies are very common, because of all the hormonal imbalances.
it’s not enough that your body will be tired but your body’s immunity also reduces. You should not ignore symptoms as it may cause early labor.
Here are the most common vagina infections.
Urinary Tract Infection
Almost every pregnant woman alive has undergone a urinary tract infection before.
This happens because your uterus is changing the size so the increased weight can block the drainage of urine from the bladder which would cause an infection.
There’s always an imbalance in your vagina when you’re pregnant.
If you have grayish or whitish discharge that has a fishy smell, you need to pay attention, you would need to visit a doctor. It is not transmitted sexually, but it is associated with having vaginal sex.
The symptoms are not always very obvious so you need to pay attention to the color of your discharge.
This is caused by a fungus that already lives in your vagina.
When you’re pregnant a hormone is known as estrogen usually increases which creates the kind of environment that is needed for this bacteria to thrive.
Pregnancy also causes increased blood circulation and demands on the heart.
These demands can also worsen complications. For example, if a pregnant person develops pneumonia from the flu, they may have more difficulty breathing because of the increased demands the fetus places on the heart and lungs.
However, some medications that can effectively treat common infections may be less safe during pregnancy.
So it is essential that pregnant people who have an infection talk to their doctor or midwife to weigh up the benefits and risks of various treatment options.