- fishy odour
- discharge, apart from the normal discharge leading up to ovulation – particularly is the discharge is green, yellow, grey, frothy or runny
- vaginal itchiness
- pain when urinating
- pain during intercourse
If you have any of the above symptoms or a history of urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted infections or other vaginal health issues, it’s absolutely worth having further investigations done by your GP or sexual health clinic. A quick vaginal swab can be incredibly helpful for identifying the bacteria within the vagina so effective treatment can be started.
Some tips to keep your vagina healthy at home include:
- avoid douching
- avoid vaginal steaming
- consume foods rich in probiotics such as yoghurt, sauerkraut, kombucha and kimchi
- void after intercourse
- wear cotton or bamboo underwear
- wash with water only (no soaps, washes, creams, perfumes, etc)
Keeping your vagina healthy will not only help with prevention of miscarriage, but can also assist with conception – don’t forget the sperm needs to travel through the vagina. Having effective treatment for any recurrent vaginal infections is vital for the best outcomes for your pregnancy. If you would like to work with me to resolve your vaginal health issues, you can book a consultation here.
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