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Is there a link between recurrent miscarriage and the vaginal microbiota?

A bacterial imbalance in vaginal microbiota is present in women with unexplained recurrent miscarriage, according to a small Chinese study which finally offers new prospects to prevent this painful pregnancy disorder.   Between 1 and 2% of women suffer from recurrent miscarriage (at least...
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Bacterial vaginosis: when the equilibrium of the microbiota is destabilized

A few days before the development of this bacterial infection, the composition of the vaginal flora is thought to change: lactobacilli, which maintain its equilibrium, disappear gradually in favor of pathogenic bacteria initially present in the vaginal flora.   Bacterial vaginosis is a co...
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Why vaginal douches should be avoided

Cleansing products intended for use in intimate hygiene destroy the “good” bacteria in the vaginal flora, according to the authors of a new study, which warns against vaginal douches, a practice still too widespread.   Although the importance of personal hygiene admits no discussion, the ...
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