There are many "generic" things you can do like using those stupid canesten creams in a syringe up your vagina which will usually help but I've seen and experienced many times of it always coming back. I personally hated that idea of having to use the applicator stick, I physically felt ill from it all.
Here is the reason why pregnant women are more susceptible to thrush and other things that can cause it....
bacteria and the side with the most ‘soldiers’ wins.
During pregnancy, the vagina becomes rich in a form of glucose named ‘glycogen’, which feeds the growth of Candida albicans. It’s believed the higher levels of glycogen occurs due to increased oestrogen levels and reduced acidity in the vagina. This is why a pregnant woman is ten times more likely to get thrush than normal – instead of being a nice cosy home for thrush, the vagina is now a five star hotel!
[b]Other things which can kill good pro-biotic bacteria include:[/b]
[/item][item] Birth Control Pills
[/item][item] Steroidal/hormonal drugs
[/item][item] Coffee/Tea/Carbonated Drinks
[/item][item] Synthetic vitamins
[/item][b]Here are some suggestions below for treatments if you cannot or do not want to take any medication:[/b]
[list][item] Get onto [/item][url=http://bellybelly.com.au/articles/misc/mivitali...
about... as soon as you can – this will help the actual problem of a bacterial inbalance and will get to work right away. The good bacteria will begin to grow and out-number the bad bacteria.
[item] Natural live yogurt contains a pro-biotic called acidophilus. However, the level of pro-biotics in yoghurt is quite low, so it can take a little more time to help, which can be frustrating especially if itching is a problem. You can eat the yoghurt as much as you like, some women swear by inserting some plain natural yoghurt into their vagina. You can soak a tampon in natural yoghurt, (differentiate just unsweetened from true natural yoghurt) and insert into the vagina for 2 hours, then change for new one.
[/item][item] Avoid underwear that is tight or contains materials like lycra and other fabric which reduces air circulation – cotton is best. Avoid underwear wherever possible – not a good idea though if you are going to work and wearking a skirt! Around the home and overnight is a good start.
[/item][item] Avoid tight jeans or trousers where possible – opt for skirts if you can.
[/item][item] Candida albicans thrive in moist, warm environments so try to avoid long, hot baths.
[/item][item] Good old Gentian Violet in an aqua or water Base is still extremely effective for vag thrush (just messy & ‘out there’ being bright purple) especially good for nipples & babies mouths as it is very liquid and soaks into all the crevices in the tissues which a gel like Daktarin cannot.
[/item][item] Douching isn’t recommended in pregnancy even though it’s effective whilst non-pregnant
[/item][item] Try avoiding yeast – lot of women swear that yeast in their diet increases the growth of candida. It’s often present in iron tonic supplements so check list of ingredients when taking these.
[/item][item] High levels of sugar in diets seems to be a very common culprit, look to amending the diet primarily.[/item][/list]
Hope that helps =)
[Edited on 23/06/2009]