Information for expectant mothers.
29. June 2020
A child is growing and mum’s immune system now has to work for two. The focus must be on the protection of the baby and the smooth progress of the pregnancy. The hormonal change means that pregnant women are more frequently subject to yeast infections. A healthy and balanced vaginal flora reduces the risk of infection for you and your child.
It is especially important for pregnant women to ensure that their vaginal environment is effective in defending against infection. As long as the natural flora is balanced, germs have a tough job and the risk of premature delivery is reduced.
It therefore makes sense for women who want children to check the vaginal environment as a preventive measure and counteract any imbalance before it causes problems. Pharmacies and drugstores stock various products for measuring the pH level, such as gloves, strips and cotton swabs with an indicator, similar to a home pregnancy test. Some health insurers will pay for the cost of these tests if you are pregnant.
Should the test indicate that your pH level is not within the healthy range, you should consult your gynæcologist to make sure that you do not have a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis . If it is just a case of an unhealthy pH level, you can normally restore the balance of your vaginal flora simply by using Vagiflor® with its natural lactobacilli.
Lactic acid bacteria (lactobacilli) are essential for a woman’s healthy flora. They reduce the pH level, creating an acidic environment which makes it impossible for many germs to spread. This reduces the risk of vaginal infection. A deficiency in lactobacilli, on the other hand, favours the growth of unwanted bacteria, bringing the vaginal flora out of balance. Further information on the role of lactobacilli and how you can prevent infections is available here.
Enjoy carefree anticipation Vagiflor®.
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