Certain vaginal bacteria linked with higher risk of miscarriage
01 Dec 2015
High levels of bacterial vaginosis-associated bacteria during the first trimester were observed in women undergoing miscarriage, a study shows. Moreover, women with greater levels of Leptotrichia/Sneathia or Megasphaera phylotype 1-like species early in pregnancy had lower risk of miscarriage. These findings may assist early pregnancy screening and early preventive treatments.