Gynecological Infection More Widespread Than Thought

by Colette Bouchez

A gynecological infection known as bacterial vaginosis may be more widespread than previously believed, even in women with no history of sexual activity.

In a study of almost 2,000 women who entered basic training for the U.S. Marines, doctors from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) report that bacterial vaginosis (BV) was present in more than one of every four. Eighteen percent of those infected were virgins.

The research appears in the November issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Can I Check My cervix For Dilation?

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Dear Midwife,
Hello! I am currently 34 weeks pregnant. I have had braxton hicks now for several weeks, but they are still irregular.I had my son at 36 weeks by c-section and was wondering if my body will treat this pregnancy like a first-time baby since I only dilated to a fingertip with my son before the c-section or will it go more rapidly than the first?