(Closed) BV during pregnancy?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

BakerBee16:  I was just tested yesterday for that as well, my OB said she thinks it’ll come back positive, but I haven’t heard the official results yet. She also mentioned a gel or a little “pill” you insert. I don’t think your OB would prescribe the gel if it’s not safe for you to use. Sounds like you caught it early & will be just fine! My OB said it’s very common in pregnancy to get it.. so I’m sure lots of woman have had it & didn’t have any issues. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

BakerBee16:  Hm.. well if he has a history of prescribing unsafe things then maybe it’s better you get something else. But I know my OB mentioned a gel too. I didn’t have any symptoms either, other than some discharge I thought was odd – I brought it up at my appt and that’s why she checked. She didn’t seem concerned about it, it’s probably something they see all the time! I’d trust them over Google 🙂 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

BakerBee16:  I was diagnosed with it at 12 weeks pregnant given antibiotics – tested positive again at 16 weeks, another round of antibiotics, again at 20 weeks – still positive both me and my husband given antibiotics – again positive at 24 weeks.  Basically it never cleared up and we did antibiotics every 4 weeks- I dont know if it was because of the BV but I did go into preterm labor at 32 weeks which they were able to hold off until 35.5 weeks at which point I had my son.  He was fine and so was I – the infection cleared up after pregnancy 🙂

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper

BakerBee16:  I have no idea about your original question, but it sounds like you should get a doctor you’re more comfortable with – if you need more time for questions and explanations you should have that. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

BakerBee16:  No symptoms at all.  I tried everything – the nurse told me to try to eat probiotics and yogurt – sometimes you get the infections because your hormone levels screw up your natural levels in pregnancy.  I tried it – obviously didnt work.  I did have to be on a crapload of IV antibiotics too during my 3 day stint at 32 weeks and also when I had my son.  I was on the antibiotics for 2 days after I had him – sucked having the IV in.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I had a yeast infection in my 2nd trimester and was prescribed diflucan…there is differing information on taking that medication during pregnancy but from what I understand & based on what my midwife explained, its only unsafe if taken in high doses and particularly in the 1st trimester…my point is, the gel he is talking about giving you may not actually be that unsafe. Medications are notoriously difficult to test on pregnancy because there is an incredibly high risk….test a medication on a pregnant woman and potentially cause her to lose her baby? Doesn’t sound like a good practice. Your dr may feel confident about prescribing you things that other dr’s would think would be unsafe because those doctors are erring on the side of caution. Just something to think about. You have to weigh the pros and cons of taking certain meds and leaving the infection untreated, which could also cause harm to baby and mom. Its a thin line for sure!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

BakerBee16:  Good call on requesting the oral instead of the cream. I was diagnosed a few weeks ago with BV at 12 weeks and I was super freaked out. The CDC does not say that the cream is dangerous, but studies show that the cream does not help prevent preterm labor. my doctor made the same mistake prescribing me the cream, and I really think BV treatment suggestions for pregnant women are just all over the place and constantly changing, so not necessarily the fault of the doctor. I don’t know if mine is cleared up, because I didn’t have symptoms either, but I finished taking the meds three weeks ago and baby is doing just fine.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

BakerBee16:  I know it’s easier said than done, but take the medication and try not to worry.  I was diagnosed with BV at 24 weeks, used the gel insert and it cleared up.  I’m 37 weeks now, never tested positive again, and have been feeling great. I had no complications from it at all, and like you I had no real symptoms.  Take the meds, the infection will pass.  You’ll be at 37 weeks and desperately wanting the baby out like I do before you know it. Lol.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

BakerBee16:  Funny I first picked up the cream, then the pills so I have it on hand too! I think I also read that the OB should re-check after 4 weeks but mine didn’t think it was necessary. I think I’m going to insist on it at my next appt too. Hopefully we both are in the clear, but at least you know you’re not the only one!

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