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First time and outside EU advice please ??

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Tch1 Wed 09-Nov-16 12:39:39

Hello,
This is my first post so please bare with me..
I live and work outside the EU where healthcare isn't anything like it is at home (UK). It's my first time pregnant and despite my partner doing all he can to support me I feel like I have no idea what is normal and what is not! The doctor predicts I'm 8weeks. I have had a urine infection which I've had antibiotics for for 6 days yet still it doesn't feel back to normal and this has resulted in what I expect to be thrush.. Any suggestions of safe treatment? (Every medication for anything says if pregnant please speak to healthcare assistant/doctor.. This isn't a phone call as at home but a 4 hour wait and a costly trip to the dr to be told what I had already read online).
I'm also worried as I'm a pescatarian but have not been advised to take any supplements?
Can anyone advise me on what I should take other than Folic acid? I've read about these pregnancy vitamins but these are not available where I live.
If anyone has any advise on anything I'd be very grateful!!
Thank you..

Dixiechick17 Wed 09-Nov-16 12:56:31

You only really need folic acid and vit D if your diet is fairly balanced. Doctor would only prescribe me canesten cream when I had thrush in pregnancy. Hope that helps

Becciilouisex3 Wed 09-Nov-16 14:01:11

Canestan is safe in pregnancy but only the cream and pessary, no oral tablets. They won't sell it over the counter if you're pregnant so you'd need a prescription but before I was showing, I rang the midwife and was told it was safe and just bought it anyway smile

Becciilouisex3 Wed 09-Nov-16 14:02:11

Also, I used pregnacare prenatal vitamins m. They include folic acid, iron, vitamin D etc so they give you all you'd need

BertieBotts Wed 09-Nov-16 14:08:37

You only need Vitamin D if you're in a Northern country. Folic acid is enough and you only need it for the first 12 weeks anyway.

Can you say where you are? It would probably help as "Outside EU" is quite a broad area!

I'm guessing you have something akin to a pharmacy. A pharmacist would be able to tell you about safe thrush treatment.

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