Common health issues could cause miscarriage or premature labour

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In a recent study, it was revealed that half of UK woman knew more about intimate beauty treatments than they did about serious health issues that could make them six times more likely to miscarry or give birth prematurely. Bacterial Vaginosis, or BV as it is more commonly known, is a little known health condition for woman that is more serious than thrush and can lead to problems in pregnancy if left untreated, such as:

 

  • Pregnant women with BV are six times more likely to miscarry than other women
  • Pregnant women with BV are twice as likely to have a premature birth than other women
  • It is thought that BV is responsible for one in three of all premature births in the UK
  • BV can lead to the amniotic sac (the bag of fluid where the unborn baby develops) breaking open too early
  • BV can lead to Chorioamnionitis – an infection of the chorion and amnion membranes, and the amniotic fluid that surrounds the foetus
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    If you have increased vaginal discharge that has a grey-white colouring or has an unpleasant smell, it's important to see your GP, especially if you are pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant.

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