The vaginal flora consists of 100 million to 1 billion microorganisms per milliliter of vaginal secretions. According to a new study, an imbalance of these microorganisms could be responsible for miscarriage. We explain to you.
One in ten women had a miscarriage
According to a new study in English, published in Medicine BMCChanges in the vaginal flora can lead to miscarriage. These include infections caused by these changes in the bacteria that will be responsible for this end Pregnancy. Thus, these findings “could provide a new perspective on the causes of miscarriage” emphasizes Dr. Karen Grewal, lead author of the study.
No fetal abnormalities
The Imperial College London study looked at 167 pregnant women between March 2014 and February 2019. A total of 93 women had miscarriages and 74 gave birth at term. Among the women who made miscarriage54 had no chromosomal abnormalities in the fetus.
Vaginal germs inhibit other bacteria
In their study, the London researchers explain the main role of vaginal bacteria in fighting other bacteria. In fact, vaginal flora Very rich in acid-producing lactobacilli. These prevent the growth of other potentially harmful bacteria. Thus, the imbalance is conducive to the multiplication of certain bacteria.