How BV can cause preterm birth

Bacterial vaginosis is a polymicrobial infection with a collection of bacteria present, with some well-known to cause inflammation and preterm birth.

The most common bacteria involved in BV produce enzymes that break down cervical mucous and invade membranes of cells. This can weaken the membranes, causing inflammation, and increase the risk of premature rupture.

Common bacteria found in BV include:



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Jessica Lloyd - Vulvovaginal Specialist Naturopathic Practitioner, BHSc(N)

Jessica is a degree-qualified naturopath (BHSc) specialising in vulvovaginal health and disease, based in Melbourne, Australia.

Jessica is the owner and lead naturopath of My Vagina, and is a member of the:

  • International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD)
  • International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH)
  • National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) Australia
  • New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society (ANZVS)
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
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