Monistat treats vaginal yeast infections and is safe to use during pregnancy after your healthcare provider gives the thumbs up.
Yeast infections are more common 2 when you’re pregnant. All the extra estrogen floating around makes a nice cozy home for the organisms that cause the itching, pinching, and general discomfort associated with a vaginal infection.
Monistat 1 is an antifungal cream that’s inserted into the vagina or applied to the vulva. The cream doesn’t get absorbed into your bloodstream; it fights the yeast infection on the walls of your vagina. Because such minimal amounts get into your blood, your baby may not see any of it.
Since vaginal yeast infection symptoms can mimic other vaginal infections, it’s important to talk to your healthcare provider before using Monistat. Once they rule out other possible causes, you can use it to shoo away your yeast infection.