Monistat: Safe during Pregnancy

I am eight weeks pregnant and am taking Amoxicillin. I've developed a severe yeast infection and my midwife has recommended that I treat it with Monistat. Is it safe to use Monistat during my first trimester?

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Monistat is a benign medication with minimal systemic absorption properties. Although the manufacturer recommends waiting until the second or third trimester, it is probably safe to use at any point in the pregnancy. I know of many midwives and physicians who prescribe it even in the first trimester. I hope this helps.

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