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Yeast Infection

/yeest· in·fek·shuh·n/

Yeast infections are especially common during pregnancy because hormone changes can disrupt the pH balance of the vagina. Common yeast infection symptoms include vaginal itching and a white, thick discharge that looks like cottage cheese. Speak to your doctor about which over-the-counter or all-natural remedies are considered safe.