i have a history of BV, never had thrush, and think that it is back
any advice, v worried as it is supposed to be associated with increased risk of mc
also any alternative remedies instead of heavy duty antibiotice which i would rather not take
Yip. Had it a couple of weeks ago. Found out via swab (am 32 weeks). Dr gave me low dose antibiotices. Risk to baby is very low for this dose of antibiotics and risk of stillbirth is very very low (low than other infections.)
Deep joy - because antiobiotics appears to have given me thrush (of the cottage cheese but no itching vairety) so have left it for a week to see if it goes away by itself. Not sure what to do. Might mention it to midwife tomorrow but she always seems a bit 'make it up' rather than medical
I have had BV since March and have been told I should clear it up before trying for no 3. Easier said than done after a 14 day course of pessaries (probably not an option for you) and then a 14 day course of metronizadole antibiotics. I have now been given a 7 day course of Clindamycin.
As I am getting incredibly fed up with this (although thankfully it seems to be asymptomatic) I am also going to try live yoghurt on tampons for a while. Sorry, I don't think you can't try this either. However, on the basis that BV results from an imbalance in the 3 main cultures in the vagina (yeast, bacteria and lactobacillus), thrush being caused by a yeast imbalance, it seems that thing thing to do is to try to increase the lactobacillus presence, as that evens the other two out. I know you can get concentrated lactobacillus tablets in health shops. There's one you can take dissolved in water called Lactobac which is supposed to be really good and I'm pretty sure it's safe in pregnancy, as it's like eating tons of live yoghurt. My doctor prefers not to treat BV in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, for obvious reasons, but some doctors think it's better to treat it straight away.
Sorry but this is all I can come up with! Maybe someone else has experience of this??
I am not currently pg as when I went for a smear test before trying for another baby last November, it came up with Candida, so I was told to try to clear that before getting pg. Went for a check up swab in March and that came back with BV. Two further tests confirm still got BV so still putting off getting pg.
I'm sure your GP would not prescribe anything which could harm your baby. I hope you clear it this time. Maybe keep taking the lactobacillus to try to establish a new balance once the antibiotics have done their work...