Post # 1
I got a call fom the doctor’s office today that I tested positive for BV. I have never had an abnormal Pap smear before and after reading up on this, I am really freaking out. Apparently it can cause second trimester miscarriage. I am almost 13 weeks and my doctor put me on antibiotics. Has anyone who has been pregnant had this happen and went on to have a healthy baby? I really just need to hear it is possible.
Post # 3
@courtknee379: I had to turn to Google here because I didn’t know what BV stood for.
While bacterial vaginosis is technically listed as an STD, even people who have never had sex can get it. Most women with BV have perfectly normal pregnancies. It’s only a few studies that have shown any link to second trimester miscarriage, but you had better believe that your doctor will be on top of this.
The big thing is you’re getting it taken care of now, which is important. Worrying too much won’t help. Please talk to your doctor about this at your next appointment. I think she will assuage your fears.
Post # 4
When I was pregnant, a couple ladies in my due date club at JustMommies had BV. They were treated with antibiotics and all is well 🙂 Unfotunately when you’re pregnant, you’re more suceptable to all sorts of things like yeast and BV. I think the only problem is when you go left untreated.
Google can cause all sorts of unecessary worry, so try to stay away from it 🙂
I’m sure all will be well with you and baby. *hugs*
Post # 5
Don’t be embarassed! Pregnant women are definitely more prone to these things. I would not be surprised if I get it at some point. I used to have cronic UTIs and once or twice had “bacteria” that cleared up with antibiotics. The medications out there are great and can help quickly. I’m sure baby will be fine 🙂
Post # 6
@courtknee379: This may or may not help you, but I have had BV, but I am not pregnant nor have I ever been. However, I had a yeast infection, BV and group B step at the same time (and it kept recurring for 3 months). I was on a bunch of different meds and creams. I have been in the clear for a long time now just by switching everything to perfume free and dye free. For instance, I use All Free and Clear to wash my clothes as well as put it on the extra rinse cycle (if you have one). I also started using baby wash for my body wash. Also do not use the feminine sprays.
Just little things like that I believe, at least in my situation, can help reduce the frequency and severity of them.
As long as you don’t let it go on and get some anitbiotics you will be ok. I don’t know about BV, but group B step can be passed on to a baby if delivered vaginally, but there are obviously ways around that if it happens. Just take care of yourself and if you feel something coming on do NOT try to fix it yourself by drinking canberry juice or all these other quick internet fixes 🙂
Post # 7
I have had BV while pregnant. I think i had it around 17 weeks – I am 38 weeks 3 days today. I did the insertable cream and then i got a yeast infection and did the same thing. They pretty much insisted because it was so bad and natural methods werent working. Said the side effects from the infection were worse than the small chance of a side effect from the cream. He put me on something that was mild and I had to take for 2 weeeks or something like that.
Baby is still cooking in there – looks perfect in ultrasounds and hearbeats are perfect…. moves around constantly. Measures right around the correct week.
Post # 8
It’s totally normal and antibiotics will do the trick. That’s why you pee at every appt for them – so the doc can take care of any infections contracted during your pregnancy so that it doesnt lead to something more serious. Try not to worry so much and trust your doc! If you have any questions or concerns, you should call him. You are his patient and deserve any kind of reassurance you may need.