Hi there, Eric Bakker here again, author ofCandida Crusher and another question. Can I still get pregnant with recurring yeastinfectionsé You can; of course, you can still get pregnantif you have a recurring yeast infection. But it wouldn't really be a good idea to do that.It would make more sense to get rid of your vaginal infection before you conceive formany different reasons. I think for comfort,particular, you'llfind if you can go through all your three stages of your pregnancy without a yeast infection,you're going to have a better pregnancy and a better delivery, wouldn't you agreeé I thinkyou would. And also you don't really want
to have rampant vaginal infection during thedelivery time. It's not really something that many mothers would like to have. I can assureyou. So you still can get pregnant. It is possibleto treat a vaginal infection during pregnancy, particularlythe third trimester, but it'snot something I really encourage you dothe first trimester,particular, althoughthere are various douche protocols that you can utilize. So to answer that question, can I still getpregnant with a recurring yeast infectioné Yes, you can. But I would prefer that youwould treat and eradie this infection prior
to falling pregnant. And you can read allabout how to treat acute yeast infectionsChapter 4 and 5 of my book, Candida Crusher.Chapter 5,particular, I outline quite a good protocol and many different treatmentplans for you, some of the best ones I've found for vaginal infection. So I hope that answers your question. Thankyou for your question.
Cervical MucusEarly Pregnancy
What happens to cervical mucusearly pregnancyé I would consider a pregnancy test a way moreaccurate indior of pregnancy. I've been monitoring my cervical mucus totrack fertility; I want to know how it changes if I get pregnant. When you ovulate, the cervical mucus getsthinner, clearer, more watery. Yes, and it does that when you ovulate andthe egg is prime, versus the body temperature spike that happens a day after you ovulate. After that 24 hour expiration date, the cervicalmucus goes back to being thick, white and
gooey. What does it do if I'm pregnanté In the first days, it will be the normal thick,white and gooey. The biggest change will be that the cervical mucus won't be wiped outby your period. A lack of a period can be a sign of pregnancy,but it can also mean you're so stressed out that your period skipped. If you were tracking your fertility via cervicalmucus, you probably wouldn't see a shift due to ovulation if a health condition hasshut that down.
So if I don't have a period because of anout of whack thyroid or too strict diet, the cervical mucus will remain unchanged. Unless you are not having a period becausesomething else is wrong. That would make the cervical mucus ultrathickand usually other colors like green tinged or yellow. A yeast infection can make it thicker too,and smell fishy. If only that could be a sign of pregnancy. It could be a sign of diabetes too, if youkeep getting infections.
What happens if I got pregnanté It will be the same thick, white or creamcolor, sticky stuff throughout the pregnancy. The difference is that during pregnancy, thecervix usually makes more. I've heard of women having so much cervicalmucus that they need to wear a pad to contain it. They sometimes do, but that is usually inthe second or third trimester, notthe first week or two. I heard there were changes.
You might see a few spots of bloodthecervical mucus when the embryo implants. That could be mistaken for the start of aperiod. Except your period should not start. The morecertain changes are the cervix going back up after conception but not as high as normal,and hardening a little but not as hard as normal. You're right, a pregnancy test is way moreobvious.