Your private area is as delicate as other parts of your body, especially during pregnancy. The crazy hormonal changes in your body during this period also affects your body’s PH levels. This encourages the growth of bacteria, including in your private areas. As a result, many women would complain of vaginal infections during their pregnancy.
Three of the common vaginal infections that pregnant women experience are as follows: yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, and urinary tract infection. Though common, these infections are low risk and can easily be treated. The important thing, however, is that they need to be treated as soon as possible. If not, complications may arise which may put you and your baby’s health at risk.
We all know that prevention is better than treatment. To make sure that your private parts will remain healthy and infection-free, you need to include this in your routines. It’s a healthy habit that you should not break if you want to be free from infection, especially in your vaginal area.
Keep it clean and dry down there.
It is better to use plain water when washing your vagina. Soap and other cleansing agents may contain harmful chemicals that you wouldn’t want to get into your private parts. They can also kill the good bacteria that your intimate area needs to maintain a healthy balance.
Give your anal area that TLC it needs.
Your anal area needs the same protection as your vagina. Wipe from front to back so that no unnecessary bacteria may enter your intimate area. You also need to keep your anal area clean by washing it with water.
Drain out that excess semen through your pee.
Reduce the possibility of acquiring Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) when you do this. Unwanted may grow in your private area if you will neglect to pee after having sex.
Don’t let dirt seep through your lady-friend.
Some prefer dipping and relaxing in a tub to soak in a bubble bath for hours. This is not healthy, however. The ingredients in the bubble bath intended to remove dirt and bacteria from your skin will also kill the good bacteria that your intimate parts need. Sitting in the tub will also allow dirt that the bath removed from your body to go back and forth your vaginal area. If you really want to dip in the tub. Make sure that you are already done showering and cleaning your body, and have only clean water in the tub.
Wear cotton undies to let your vagina breathe.
Yeast will not propagate in dry and oxygen-rich places. Cotton undies are made of natural and breathable materials and will keep your vagina free from unnecessary bacteria.
Follow a healthy diet.
Every health expert will agree that pregnant women need all the nutrition that they can get from the food that they consume. You may have an aversion to some delicacies or foods during this period. Even then, it is necessary that you take only what your doctor advises you to include in your diet. That will also mean that you will be taking vitamin supplements to ensure that both you and your baby will receive all the essential nutrients that you need to have a healthy pregnancy.
Keep it dry all over.
Bacteria love moist areas. If you want to keep your private area to encourage bacterial growth, you have to make sure that you keep them dry. If you use pads, you also need to make sure that you change them regularly and at good intervals. Some even suggest that you don’t wear any underwear when you sleep at night.
Keep your body hydrated.
Toxins are constantly removed through perspiration, urination, and bowel movements. To help flush out bad bacteria from your body, including your private parts, make sure to stay hydrated. If you can drink more than 8 glasses a day, that will be better.
Give your body adequate rest.
Your body is providing for two. As such, it needs more rest for the whole system to function properly. Let your body have adequate rest. Meditate more as well so you won’t get stressed when you are not in a rest mode. Bacteria grow rapidly if you are stressed and you would not want it to happen, would you?
Engage in safe sex.
Don’t practice sex that will not be healthy for your baby. Only engage in the most natural forms of sex and never let any commercially made sex toys to pass through your private area. These materials may contain several components that may pose danger to your private parts. Enjoy safe sex and enjoy a healthy lady-friend even while you are pregnant.
If you enjoyed this article and you found this post helpful, it would be more meaningful if you will share it with other pregnant moms.