Bacterial Vaginosis and premature labor

BV a particular risk during pregnancy

A regular pregnancy in women with a cycle of 28 days, lasts 40 weeks, counted from the 1st day of the last menstruation.

Premature labor, a prem or premature baby is defined as a baby born before the end of the 37th week of pregnancy, or if the baby weighs less than 2500 g at birth.

Premature births are as frequent today as ever, however, the prevention and treatments have considerably improved.

Bacterial Vaginosis increases the risk of premature births

One important precautionary measure is the prevention of bacterial vaginosis (BV). BV increases, according to scientific studies of the University Hospital Vienna, the risk of premature labor by 2.19 times and is also considered to be a cause of spontaneous miscarriage or even infertility.

Bacterial vaginosis is a bacterial infection of the vagina, which is also known as gardnerella, hemophilus vaginalis infection and amine colpitis. This illness, which is one of the most common vaginal diseases of women of reproductive age (more common than yeast infections of the vagina), is caused by a disruption to the bacterial balance of the vagina, which causes overgrowth of infectious bacteria in the vagina.

What are the symptoms of BV?

The characteristic signs of bacterial vaginosis are a gray-whitish, thin discharge from the vagina, a pH value over 5 (the normal pH Value of the vagina ranges from 3.8 to 4.4), and a highly unpleasant, fishy smell, although this does not occur in all women. It was established that approximately half of all women who suffered from bacterial vaginosis did not have this smell.

Test your pH during pregnancy

A sure indication of the presence of bacterial vaginosis is a pH test strip, which can be used to establish the pH of the vagina. Pregnant women and women who have regular problems with vaginal infections should therefore regularly take this test, in addition to visits to the gynecologist.

How can I treat and prevent BV?

Preventing and treating BV is possible by keeping the vaginal environment stable. This is possible by actively stimulating the lactobacilli (with Multi-Gyn FloraPlus), a proper intimate hygiene regime and by eliminating sources of irritation (e.g. taking antibiotics, excessive mechanical stress, wearing unsuitable clothing).

To treat BV during pregnancy Multi-Gyn ActiGel is a reliable and natural product. Multi-Gyn ActiGel is an alternative to antibiotics (metronidazole). It does not have any undesirable side effects and blocks the harmful bacteria. In contrast to antibiotics it does not destroy the essential lactic acid bacteria. It can be used safely during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.