Itchy & Scratchy

As if my girl parts hadn’t been through enough already, I had to contend with a yeast infection this week, too. Lovely.

At least now you can check what’s cooking “down there” in the privacy of your own home. Thank you Vagisil!

I don’t know if there’s any correlation between miscarriage and yeast infections. I only know that, with absolutely no scientific evidence to support it, I’m blaming the condoms, that’s what.

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7 Comments

  1. Leah said,

    Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    OMG!!!! oh L, what can I say, when it rains it pours! I dont know if that goes with miscarriages, but I did read pregnant women get them. So it would make sense if your body is still adjusting. Remember cotton undies are your friend while you get rid of it!

  2. Dahlia said,

    Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Condoms (spermicide actually) are known to cause yeast infections. Basically, the spermicide (which is a super strong detergent) kills the good bacteria, making you prone to the yeasties. Many of the lubricated condoms contain spermicide, so I’d be sure to use some without it.

  3. Mom Quixote said,

    Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Ha! I knew it! LOL.

    Thanks ladies!

  4. laura said,

    Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Hi, I just wanna say I just LOVE our blog…I had a miscarriage on May 19, so i feel the same things your feeling..keep posting!!!!! laura

  5. Christine said,

    Friday, June 13, 2008 at 9:12 am

    Oh no! Feel better soon!

  6. Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at 9:30 am

    MQ, my husband and I use non-latex condoms because I’ve found that latex irritates me enough to cause yeast infections. Also, since there is a lot of sugar in sperm, sex without a condom also causes yeast infections in me. So non-latex condoms are the only way that I am comfortable.

  7. becoming-mom said,

    Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 8:43 am

    See, your intuition was correct!

    Definitely get yourself some probiotics (lactobacilis) at the health food store and eat yogurt with active cultures. Were you on antibiotics before this? That’s another known cause.

    Hope you feel better soon 😦


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