Bacterial vaginosis in pregnancy treated with yoghurt

Alexander Neri*, Gad Sabah, Zmira Samra

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As various drugs might have an effect on the fetus during pregnancy, the use of drugs should be minimized in the pregnant woman. Since bacterial vaginosis (BV) can be associated with prematurity and postpartum complications, we searched for alternative therapy for its cure during pregnancy. Commercial yoghurt incorporates both factors necessary for maintaining the protective mechanism of the vagina, vaginal pH and lactobacilhis. A total of 32 women with BV in the first trimester of pregnancy were treated with intravaginal application of yoghurt. The result was favorable indicating that the continuous correction of vaginal pH and lactobaccillus flora is crucial for normal vaginal ecology. During pregnancy, a local treatment restoring the normal acidity and vaginal flora, without systemic effect, may be preferable to any other treatment. 1993 Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-19
Number of pages3
JournalActa Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1993


  • bacterial vaginosis
  • pregnancy
  • yoghurt


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