Okay, I'm telling myself I won't be embarrassed posting this, 'cause every woman has "female problems," right?
Anyway. I am 19 weeks pregnant. Pretty much the entire pregnancy I have dealt with painful itching "down there." Not in the vagina, but all on the outside. I actually dealt with this when I was on birth control too. It is one of the reasons I got off The Pill. Which then lead to the unexpected pregnancy
. Anyway. Since I dealt with it when on The Pill, I thought it might be hormonal. It seemed to get a little better when I was off The Pill.
I tried a one dose yeast infection treatment, thinking that's what it was. It seemed to help for awhile, but then it came back, full force. I haven't had my doc examine me yet. I forgot at my last appointment (pregnancy brain, you know
). I have an appointment next week, and I plan on asking about it.
So, here is the question, finally. I am super new to all this all-natural stuff. If it is a yeast infection, what can I do (safely during pregnancy) to treat it?
And if it's not a yeast infection, but something else, I will be back on here asking for advice on that.
Thanks in advance.