Bacterial Vaginosis Complications During Pregnancy

Bacterial Vaginosis Complications During Pregnancy

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Bacterial vaginosis is caused when a woman is pregnant because of the imbalances of the normal bacteria that is present in the woman’s vagina. While it is not something that is transmitted sexually, it is something that is associated with having vaginal intercourse. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

While many women may experience this problem, not everyone has symptoms of it. One of the most common symptoms that women experience with bacterial vaginosis is a white or gray discharge that has a fishy odor.

Currently, there are no studies that indicate that this condition can cause an increased risk that preterm labor will occur. However, there are some studies that show that miscarriages, premature rupture of membranes and low birth weight can be caused by this issue.

If you are having any concerns with bacterial vaginosis, it is important that you discuss them with your doctor. This is typically something that is noticed during a woman’s prenatal visit, but is not routinely screened for. This is one reason that having prenatal visits is so important.

Treatment for this condition is usually given in the way of oral or topical medications. These medications are antibiotic treatments that can help clear up the issue. It is also believed that it can help to prevent minor issues with the pregnancy as well.

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Monica Scott, BS, RN
Monica Scott, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Scott joined ConceiveEasy after working in prenatal obstetrical care for two years in a private practice before being promoted to Director of Nursing. She has a strong interest in women's health with an emphasis on promoting fertility awareness.