Bacterial Vaginosis During Pregnancy - What
are the Risks Invoved?
Women who are pregnant and have BV infection
are concerned about how the infection might affect their child.
As per research studies almost 20% of pregnant women will
experience bacterial vaginosis during
However it has been observed that most of
the women with BV deliver a child without any problems. But
this does not mean there are no risks involved. Sometimes
complications can arise and may result in a serous problem.
Hence it is always advisable to get regular checkups done
What is the normal treatment offered
for BV during pregnancy?
Normally women having BV during pregnancy
are given antibiotics for ingestion. Topical creams and gels are avoided as they
can sometimes cause pre-term labor.
There are some antibiotics that are
considered safe for consumption during pregnancy. The common
antibiotics prescribed by a doctor are - clindamycin and
Note: You should not take any antibiotics
without proper consultation from a qualified doctor during
As per studies,
women who get infected by BV at the initial stages of pregnancy
have a higher risk of complications during child birth that
women who develop BV during the later stages. However
bacterial vaginosis during
irrespective of when a person gets infected.
Some of the risks involved with BV
during pregnancy are:
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Low weight of new born child
Urinary tract infection after pregnancy
reason for the risks and the associated complications caused by
BV for pregnant women are not very clear. It has been observed
that very rarely women with
bacterial vaginosis during pregnancy
However it is always better to go for
prevention rather than suffering a problem during pre and post
delivery times. Always consult your doctor for best advice on
With the consent of your doctor you may also
pursue some very simple natural remedies for bacterial vagina infection that are
commonly used in our day to day food preparations. Items
like garlic, curd and buttermilk are harmless items and can
be made part of your daily diet.