I’m pregnant and my boyfriend has a bacterial infection – will I get bacterial vaginosis?

The chances of developing bacterial vaginosis increase when you have sexual intercourse because your vagina is exposed to foreign bodily fluids and the bacteria of your boyfriend. The natural balance of pH levels become disrupted, which places you at risk for vaginal infections, such as BV.

Being pregnant increases your chances of infection, which is not in your best interest. Pregnant women with BV are most likely to give birth to babies that are premature or have a low birth weight (of less than 5.5 pounds) [10].

[10] http://www.cdc.gov/std/bv/stdfact-bacterial-vaginosis.htm

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