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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Douching- Injurious During Pregnancy


Douching- Injurious During Pregnancy
Douching may refer to rinsing of any body cavity with a liquid; it is often used in relation to vaginal douching and anal douching. The process of spraying or washing the inner walls of a woman’s vagina with a stream of water or mixture of fluids like vinegar or baking soda with water, or a mixture of iodine in water is referred to as vaginal douching. Water or the mixture is pushed in the vagina by a device called douche-bag to which a thin pipe is attached. Vinegar with water removes the smell, baking soda creates a foamy feeling and Iodine is a mild antiseptic. Fragrant douche mixtures, ones with chemical antiseptic and pH based ones are very common nowadays. It is very common in women in the age faction of 15 years to 44 years. They claim that they do it to feel cleaner in the vaginal area and get rid of unwanted odour.It is often common practice among the teenage girls to douche after sex and clean the vagina of the semen and sperms. But douching should never be used as a form of contraception, especially by the teens. The reason being douching reduces fertility in women.
Douching during pregnancy may cause many problems to both the fetus and the mother.The main problem is that by douching you are also removing the useful microorganisms and its colony and changing the pH of your vagina which makes a suitable condition for the infection or attack of harmful microbes.Sometimes it is possible that you are aggravating the causes of odour you are trying to eliminate by douching, and so it never goes away. By douching you only treat the symptoms temporarily, never the actual cause of the itching, discharge or odour.
So can you douche during pregnancy? The answer is simply NO.Douchinghas severe drastic effects especially in pregnant women. Douching may cause baby getting delivered preterm which leads to premature baby, which always results in a low birth weight, low immunity and less developed baby and sometimes is life threatening. It disturbinglyincreases the incidences of ectopic pregnancy and this in turn also makes it difficult to get pregnant again in the future. It also reduces fertility, so it is also harmful if you plan to have another baby in the future. Douching also escalates the probability of infection byHuman Papilloma virus which causes cancer. Even the plastic pouches in which the douche liquid is stored has harmful chemicals, which may act as teratogens for the fetus and cause a deformation of the face of fetus.
During pregnancy it is common to have leucorrhea. In leucorrhea there is a clear with a very pungent smell. It is nothing to worry about, even if it hampers your sex life or makes you feel gross. The most you should do is to wash your outer parts of the vagina and leaving your vagina alone to get cleaned by its own is the best way.

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