Pregnant women can develop vaginal yeast infections, which doctors say may be due to the high estrogen levels during gestation. While the pregnancy is safe, physical and emotional symptoms can be uncomfortable. In this study, 78 pregnant women with vaginal candidiasis took a placebo or a combination of lactobacillus probiotics, twice per day. After eight weeks, while the placebo group had not improved, irritation, discharge, burning, and other symptoms had decreased by 45 percent for probiotics. Women taking the probiotics also reported less impairment of daily activities, less emotional stress and worry, and improved social impacts. Doctors said probiotics improved quality of life in vaginal candidiasis.
Reference: Journal Of Applied Microbiology; 2021, 13652672, Published Online