In the United States, about 29% of women are infected with Bacterial Vaginosis out of which 16% of them are supposed to be facing Bacterial Vaginosis pregnancy issues.
Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is one of the genital infections that are found in women due to the unnecessary multiplication of the bad bacteria that is present in vagina.
The infection gives worsened symptoms in the niche group of pregnant women, developing issues that need to be seriously addressed before it gets too late.
Occurrence of Bacterial Vaginosis Pregnancy Issues
Vagina provides a natural environment to both good and bad bacteria that do not cause any harm to the body unless there is an abnormality in their growth. The disturbance of this natural phenomenon can take place with the use of some kind of antibiotics, douching, having sex or some other vaginitis infections.
Moreover, if a woman gets pregnant, she possibly will get infected by BV because studies show that almost 50% of pregnant women are diagnosed of having BV. However, about 86% BV cases do not carry any of its symptoms at all.
There have not yet been sufficient studies towards the link between pregnancy and BV, but now research is being found directed towards finding the factors of this infection that used to be misconceived as a benign infection.
When good bacteria called Lactobacillus is reduced that affects the natural vaginal flora, subsequently resulting in an overgrowth of the anaerobic bacteria including species like Gardnerella Vaginalis, Mobiluncus, Bacteroides and Mycoplasma Hominis.
Early Bacterial Vaginosis Pregnancy Issues
For the group of pregnant women that come across the Bacterial Vaginosis Pregnancy issues will notice the following symptoms in its early stage:
· A relatively thin vaginal discharge
· Terrible odor from the genital part
· Increase in the odor right after sex
· Dull coloration in the discharge changing from off-white to gray to sometimes even greenish
· Swollen vagina at times
· Due to the enhanced sense of smell during pregnancy, women may find the fish-like vaginal odor irresistible that may also lead towards vomiting
Outcomes of Bacterial Vaginosis Pregnancy Issues
BV has been observed to creep up to the reproductive organs of a woman and originate problems that may turn out to be for a long-term like infertility and ruptures to fallopian tubes and ovary.
Specifically talking about pregnant women, BV is extremely malicious during pregnancy as it may lead to complications during the first trimester all the way until delivery of the baby. The baby might be delivered prior to the completion of the pregnancy timeframe; therefore, being underweight.
Moreover, the infected has a high probability of getting in contact with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) as well as HIV if exposed to it. The symptoms noticeable at the later stages of BV can be determined with the below mentioned scenarios.
Later Bacterial Vaginosis Pregnancy Issues
There are a number of pregnancy complications coming up at surface in case of being infected with BV. These are:
· Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
· Complication during second trimester resulting into abortion
· Pre-term labor pains
· Pre-term delivery
· Occurrence of other infectious diseases specially STDs
There are both allopathic as well as domestic remedies for resolving Bacterial Vaginosis Pregnancy issues. The practitioner may prescribe you a cream, suppository or even an oral medicine that needs to be followed for a certain period to avoid its recurrence. Moreover, doctor may suggest an antibiotic that is considered safe while using during pregnancy.
On the other hand, the use of unpasteurized yogurt that contains a healthy amount of Lactobacillus bacteria will help to restore the amount of good bacteria in vagina. However, it is only possible unless the overgrown bad bacteria have been killed with the use of medication.