Dr. Elizabeth Pryor answers the question, Is it safe to douche when you're pregnant?
Sometimes I'll notice an odor or discharge from my vagina. Is it safe to douche when I'm pregnant?
Simply stated, no. Douching can change the normal bacteria levels that you have in your vagina. This can aggravate yeast infections and irritate the vagina.
In fact, I don't encourage douching in any of my patients because it's simply not necessary. Your vagina cleanses itself naturally by secreting fluids that drain and flush out dead cells, bacteria, and semen.
If you're concerned about unusual discharge or odor, then see your doctor for an examination.
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