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Can a woman have bacterial vaginosis during pregnancy and still have a healthy baby?
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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: BV
Yes but it is related to preterm labor so get treated.

In brief: BV
Yes but it is related to preterm labor so get treated.
Dr. Kevin Daus
Dr. Kevin Daus
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Fetal membranes help
The sac of fetal membranes that surround baby are essentially a zip-lock container that protects baby from lots of exposures.
The only entrance to this is through the placental blood vessels. Once the bag opens, all external germs have a chance to start moving up to baby. Prolonged rupture(> 18hrs) starts to show an uptick of infection rate in babies during long labor & may show need for c section.

In brief: Fetal membranes help
The sac of fetal membranes that surround baby are essentially a zip-lock container that protects baby from lots of exposures.
The only entrance to this is through the placental blood vessels. Once the bag opens, all external germs have a chance to start moving up to baby. Prolonged rupture(> 18hrs) starts to show an uptick of infection rate in babies during long labor & may show need for c section.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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