3 Common infections during pregnancy
The pelvic region in a woman Undergo varried changes during menstruation, sexual relations, pregnancy and childbirth.
Over ages people have been wondering whether pregnancy predispose women to certain infections around their private parts.
Experts have have discovered that the pH alterations caused by hormonal changes around women’s private parts may createa condusive breeding grounds for microorganisms.
Common infections that occur during pregnancy include:
Bacterial vaginosis(BV) is a condition that results from the imbalance of vaginal bacteria. In BV, vaginal flora, which is predominantly the quite harmless Lactobacillus species is replaced by other potentially pathogenic bacteria. BV is notably manifested through a “fishy smelling gray discharge”. If left untreated, BV can cause preterm labour and miscarriage.
2. Yeast infection:
According to researchers from Kenyatta University, yeast infections are more common in pregnant women due to the suppression of the immune system. This allows overgrowth of Candida species that cause infection.
Yeast infection can also accelerated consuming lots of sugary foods since sugar is the most suitable source of energy for yeast. Yeast infections cause itching that makes your life quite uncomfortable.
This is a sexually transmitted infection that is closely associated with elevated risk for preterm birth, HIV transmission and pelvic inflammatory disease. Estimated prevalence of Trichomoniasis in Kenya is around 9.2 per cent according to 2019 data.
A woman suffering from possible trichomoniasis may observe a foul smelling yellowish or green discharge. Pain during intercourse and itching are other symptoms associated with trichomoniasis.