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October 10th, 2008, 03:03 PM
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At my appointment today the midwife said she believes I have a bacterial infection and gave me a prescription for metronidazole, which I have some concerns about taking because the old guidelines for it say to clearly not take it while breastfeeding and while in the first trimester of pregnancy, both of which I am. So after discussing it with her we decided I am not going to take the medication and am going to try to remedy this naturally over the next few weeks. She said yogurt, supplements and washing the outside with peroxide may help so I'm going to do all of that.

Is there anything else I can do to help? I really don't want to take a medication that may or may not be adversely affecting both of my babies.

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October 10th, 2008, 03:18 PM
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So was everything else good besides the bacterial infection?
Definitely eat yogurt....it has live acidophilus cultures in it that help (you can also take acidophilus supplements). Also you can eat brown rice and oat bran. Try to stay away from sugar as it feeds bacteria. You can also take 1-2 garlic supplements a day until the symptoms subside. Garlic has many antibacterial and antifungal attributes. And drink cranberry juice.
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October 10th, 2008, 03:41 PM
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Yes it looks like everything is ok so I'm very happy for that!

I am going to do everything you've said. Thank you!!
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October 10th, 2008, 05:33 PM
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she said exactly what I'd reccomend

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October 11th, 2008, 07:07 AM
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I'm taking that right now because I had an abcessed tooth, but both my dentist and OB said you shouldn't take it during the 1st trimester!


Make sure if you do the cranberry juice thing you get unsweetened juice, or you can get it in capsule form. Extra sugar from juice would only add to your problem. And I have also heard about garlic working really well. Good luck!
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October 11th, 2008, 07:22 AM
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stock up on thre y0babys!!

feel better soon honey, and good for you for not just taking what she tried to give you. sheesh, docs sometimes. why do things the natural way when you can just write a script? UGH.
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October 11th, 2008, 02:37 PM
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I don't know if any of this will help you Cindy but I found this site that has home remedies for a bunch of stuff including Vaginitis...

Heres the link.
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October 11th, 2008, 07:30 PM
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Goldenseal is suppose to be very good for this. I bought some goldenseal powder today to use on the baby's umbilical cord to prevent infection. I've read that you can make a douche out of goldenseal powder. You should be able to find it at a health food store.

Here is a good link.

http://www.herbs2000.com/herbs/herbs_goldenseal.htm
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October 12th, 2008, 06:32 AM
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Thanks so much ladies! My midwife actually mentioned the goldenseal but said it's controversial to use during pregnancy so I think I'll stay away from it for now. I am drinking 4 oz of pure, unsweetened cranberry juice a day, taking two garlic supplements totaling 1250 mg and eating something with at least garlic clove in it, cleansing myself after each bathroom trip with peroxide externally, eating at least one yogurt each day and eating brown rice and oat bran in some way each day. Today DH is going to make a homemade pizza with tons of garlic on it and I'd like to go to our local natural health store to see what they can tell me. I think I'm covering pretty much all of my bases. I so hope this works!
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October 12th, 2008, 07:37 AM
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sounds good
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October 12th, 2008, 08:07 AM
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GO YOU!!!
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