Ask an expert
Question

04 Jul 2010

Concerned over way forward
I was 6 months pregnant when I had to give natural birth to my baby girl due to an Intra Uterine Infection, unfortunately she passed away 11 hours later. I was put on an antibiotic to clear up the infection, however how can I be sure that it has gone and won''t re-occur should I fall pregnant again. Is there any way to prevent this from re-occuring.
Answer 429 views
Expert
GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

Some infections are recurrent in that you may be a carrier of the bacteria which don't affect you but can affect the pregnancy. I don't know if this was the cause of your infection of if it was something else, like the waters breaking. There isn't really anything you can do before the next pregnancy but it would be important to be screened for infections in the next pregnancy.

Best wishes
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes
33% - 9321 votes
No
67% - 18654 votes
Vote