Sorry ladies, but yes, you are more prone to yeast infections when you are pregnant. Actually, you are twice as likely than other women who are not pregnant.

But what’s the reason for this?

A woman’s body goes through a lot of changes when she is pregnant, including hormonal changes which can cause an overgrowth of bacteria in the vagina.

In addition, psychological and emotional strain caused from pregnancy can weaken a woman’s immune system so she is less able to fight off infection in her body.

But can you treat yeast infection during pregnancy?

Ask your doctor.

There are a number of yeast infection treatments that are not recommended during pregnancy, but there are alternatives that your doctor may recommend depending on how your pregnancy is going and how many weeks along you are.