What happens to the vaginal flora?
The hormonal balance changes during pregnancy, which can lead to an imbalance in the vaginal flora. An imbalance in the vaginal flora, left untreated, can grow into a bacterial vaginal infection. Because an imbalance in the vaginal flora, like a bacterial vaginal infection, raises the risk of premature birth, it is important to check the vaginal environment regularly and maintain a healthy vaginal flora.
An imbalance in the vaginal flora (also called ‘dysbiosis’) can be detected from a change in the acidity of the vagina (pH greater than 4.5). The pH level in the vagina is generally measured by a gynaecologist. Self-measurement is also possible after consulting a doctor.
A pH from 3.8 to 4.4 is normal and can be achieved by rapid acidification with lactic acid. This measure supports the remaining vaginal flora. The use of Vagisan Lactic Acid or probiotics should be undertaken after consulting your gynaecologist, as the use of any drug or other health product during pregnancy should be discussed with a doctor.
What is the goal?
To support the vaginal flora.