... entire pregnancy. It will not go away!!! I'm so worried about what could happen (google is awful) but it seems preterm birth is very common with bv. Anybody with any experience with this in pregnancy. I should be so happy but just completely helpless and depressed
Has your OB done a culture to see what organism it is? What does he/she (your OB) say about it? Many women have problems with vaginitis of one sort or another when they are pregnant because the vaginal pH is different and good vs.bad bacterium become imbalanced causing an overgrowth of certain organisms. If it is not a harmful type of bacteria, it may not be any big deal other than making you uncomfortable. I had bad fungal growth when I was pregnant. It was so bad that I had large red patches of it covering the insides of my thighs during both pregnancies. My children both got Thrush as newborns as a result but that was easily taken care of with antifungal meds when they were born and they were fine otherwise. It all depends on the organism(s) present as to whether they can harm your child. If they bacteria are too harmful, they will deliver by C-Section to avoid bring the baby into contact with the vagina. Your baby is well protected inside your uterus while you are pregnant and will only be exposed to anything in the vagina upon vaginal delivery. Dont worry so much, you still have a while before delivery and it may clear up before then with the right treatment or depending on the organism(s), it may be nothing to worry over at all.
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