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recurring bacterial vaginosis when pregnant

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sarahd1988 Sat 13-Jun-15 21:21:45

I am 14 weeks and keep getting bv infections. I had a few before I was pregnant so I know what they are like. I get itchy down there and develop an odour. My partner seems to notice the odour more than I do. So far I have developed it 3 times this pregnancy and have used balance activ to get rid of it. However I just used it for 7 days and the itch and the odour are both still there. I keep telling my midwife but she doesn't even know anything about it! I have been told by other health professionals in the past that BV can cause miscarriage and premature labour. I really don't know what to do and I don't want to keep going to the nurse and waiting 7 days for a swab to come back each time whilst I wait for treatment. They also don't seem to see it as an urgent problem and they make me feel like I am making a fuss over nothing. I want to know what I can do at home to treat this and keep it away permanently. I am having a really hard time with it. Has anyone effectively managed their own BV with natural remedies?

lauraa4 Sat 13-Jun-15 21:26:18

I was prescribed an antibiotic vaginal pessary cream when I was 16 weeks by my doctor to treat BV. Turns out I didn't even have it as my swab came back as just thrush. It would have made more sense for them to swab me before prescribing I know ! Anyway they definitely can treat it at the doctors but you need to see your gp as the midwifes can't prescribe anything.

Unthoughtknown Sun 14-Jun-15 08:42:47

You need to see your gp. If you've been diagnosed before they may give you the antibiotics before the swab results come back.

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