Is a change in vaginal flora associated with an increased risk of preterm birth?
While clinicians are slow to recognize it, inflammation in the vaginal vault during pregnancy is not a good thing and increases the risk of miscarriage or preterm birth. So, chalk up another negative with our culture’s overuse of antibiotics. I still contend that the development of antibiotic resistant bacteria is the small problem–destruction of normal flora and the resultant negative health effects far outweigh the resistance issue.
Regardless, the use of probiotic douche would be a good idea to put in protective flora and reduce the risk of inflammation occurring in the vaginal vault from infection.