Coconut oil "suppository" safe during pregnancy?

Patient

Q: I am very possibly newly pregnant, but it is too early to see any symptoms. I also am struggling with a vaginal yeast infection, and last night I used coconut oil on it because I heard it had antifungal properties. However, today I read that that natural remedies for yeast infections may not be safe during pregnancy. Is it likely that my use of coconut oil to treat my yeast infection will hurt my baby?

Symptoms:  Symptoms: Yeast infection, possible pregnancy
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