Vaginal yeast infections represent a frequent medical issue affecting pregnant women. The infection per se develops as a result of an overgrowth of Candida species, members of a normal flora in the human body which, under certain circumstances, start multiplying uncontrollably, triggering all the unpleasant symptoms of the disease.
The body of a pregnant woman in subjected to constant fluctuations of hormones. Such imbalance may easily disturb the optimal level of acidity in the vagina and allow the infection to occur. As a result, the woman starts experiencing vaginal discomfort, itchiness and perhaps burning sensation, all of which are accompanied by white, cottage cheese-like discharge of a specific smell. The amount of discharge varies according to the severity of the infection.