When I got asked to write a post about intimate feminine health I was a bit like “erm, that’s kind of embarrassing – I can’t do that!” Snigger snigger.
Then I thought – “grow up Charlotte, you’re a mother now”.
The whole idea of my blog is to be really honest – and I think you lovely lot who take the time to read my blogs appreciate my ‘realness’ – if that is even a word?!
(Randomly there is a Canesten advert on TV right now, weird)
Anyway – the last time I had issues in that area, was when I was preggers with Noah.
I had a suspected water infection so my consultant bunged me straight on antibiotics. And EVERY time I take antibiotics I then get Thrush. Ugh, it’s the WORST isn’t it? But every time I’m able to pop to the chemist and get some Canesten which is quite frankly a bloody life saver. (Do check with the doc etc if you’re pregnant.)
Like so many important things though – we don’t really talk about it though do we?
I have actually discussed nasty things like Thrush and BV (more info about BV here) with my mum and friends in the past. There have been nights out for example where one of us is in pain, uncomfy and fed up – and it’s really helped to talk.
But another thing about this whole feminine hygiene / issues malarky is that you don’t always know what to do for the best do you? That’s where Canesten come in. They’ve got a load of products I didn’t even know about – like wipes, a wash and a mousse. Because shower gel is generally quite bad to use in that area (I really don’t know what else to call it in a blog? Lady garden? Woo woo?! You KNOW what I mean!)
They’ve also got a tonne of info over on their brilliant website – www.canesten.co.uk including helpful information about BV symptoms.
Phew – what a relief that these days we don’t have to sit at home and be stupidly uncomfy and embarrassed and we can just pop online and find out loads of friendly helpful info eh?
So ladies – let’s get comfortable. Literally – itching is a bi*ch. And let’s get comfortable about talking about this stuff.
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