Penicillin and Pregnancy

What does Penicillin do? ... read more »

Handwashing With Hot or Cold Water?

Studies show that various temperatures for washing hand had no effect on transient or resident bacterial reduction. They found no evidence that hot water had any benefit. ... read more »

Bacteriuria

Up to one in 10 women has asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnancy. If untreated, about one-third of these will develop symptomatic infection of the bladder or kidney. These infections can lead to complications such as premature labor and delivery. ... read more »

Periodontal Gum Disease

How does periodontal gum disease affect pregnancy? ... read more »

Pregnancy Discharge

Pregnancy discharge is a common symptom related to hormonal changes. However, the type of pregnancy discharge you have means the difference between normal secretions and potential infection. ... read more »

Strep Throat

Strep throat is one of the most common childhood illnesses. Small white patches appear on one or both sides of the throat and a fever abruptly starts. ... read more »

Breastfeeding: Benefits for the Baby

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), breastfeeding provides all the nutrition babies need in an easy-to-digest fluid. ... read more »

Cellulitis

Cellulitis is caused by a bacterial infection of the skin. Symptoms of cellulitis include swollen, red, tender skin that may feel warm to the touch. A fever may accompany the infection. ... read more »

8 Public Places to Avoid During Cold and Flu Season

The best way to treat a cold or the flu is not to get them in the first place. Prevention means knowing where these nasty germs are hiding and avoiding them like the plague. ... read more »

Chorioamnionitis

Chorioamnionitis is a bacterial infection that causes irritation and inflammation of the amnion and chorion fetal membranes. ... read more »

The Role of Bacterial Agents in Infertility

Researchers suggest infertile women be tested for multiple bacterial agents, especially Chlamydia trachomatis, Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma hominis. ... read more »

Brucellosis and Pregnancy

Brucellosis is one of the rarest bacterial infections reported in pregnancy. Infection requires coming in contact with animals, animal meat or animal milk infected with the brucellosis bacteria. ... read more »

C-Sections May Increase Risk of Allergies

  Researchers have recently reported a possible connection between method of delivery and allergies, including food allergies. The study, completed by researchers from Scotland and Sweden, was published in the journal Gut. ... read more »

Antibacterial Products May Promote Nasal Staph Infections

Triclosan is a synthetic compound used in many personal care products labeled as antibacterial. It is considered safe to use, however, recent studies suggest otherwise. ... read more »

Cervicovaginal Microbiota Predicts Preterm Birth Risks

Researchers in Philadelphia report they may have found a way to pinpoint the risk of preterm delivery as early as the second trimester. ... read more »

How Mom Can Pass Stress to Her Baby Through Placenta

Mothers may pass stress onto their babies two different ways, according to new studies. Findings show that mothers could pass the damaging effects of stress onto their newborns through their placentas and through bacteria in their vaginas. ... read more »

Breast Microbiota Different from the Rest of the Body

A recent Canadian study discovered that the microbiota of the female breast is unique, consisting of a population mix that appears nowhere else on the rest of the body. ... read more »

Specific Bacteria Needed to Prevent Asthma in Babies

A recent study indicates asthma can be prevented if a baby’s gut bacteria (microbiome, microbiota) includes four specific types of bacteria during baby’s first three months of life. ... read more »

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the name of a condition in women where the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina is disrupted and replaced by an overgrowth of certain bacteria. ... read more »

Urinalysis - Testing The Urine During Pregnancy

One of the tests done routinely at each prenatal visit is the urine test or urinalysis which checks mostly for sugar, protein, blood, and leucocytes. ... read more »

Prevent Preterm Delivery; Balance Your Bacteria

Even outside of pregnancy, your vagina operates as its own ecosystem, where natural microbes consistently uphold balance. When the balance is off, it is usually from an external influence and you might experience uncomfortable conditions such as yeast infections. ... read more »