Medical Questions > Womens Health > Fertility Forum

Bacterial vaginosis and fertility

Must Read
If you're experiencing difficult conceiving, you are not alone. Learn how doctors define infertility and how infertility affects both men and women here....
Many things cause fertility problems. Learn common causes of infertility for men and women here, plus info on factors that affect the ability to conceive....
Sometimes fertility do not manifest any symptoms. Other times there are definite signs. Learn to identify possible problems and know when to ask for help....
Bacterial vaginosis and fertility...

My fiance and I have been trying to conceive a child for about 7 months now with no luck. I found out I have BV and have had it for about a year now I suppose. I want to know if anyone else has had the fertility problem with BV and then conceived a baby after the treatment of BV???? I already have one child and he has none so it's quite stressful on us both. We just don't understand what's taking so long. We both have factors that could play into conception issues but nothing that should be keeping us from conceiving after this long. We both really want a child to love and cherish and can't wait for the time to be right for us Smile
If anyone else has had the same issue, please let me know your experience so I can stop being so worried about the BV causing me permanent infertility issues. Thanks so much!
Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied August 5th, 2011
Community Volunteer
BVV does not cause infertility. It is the most common infection diagnosed in newly pregnant women. Few women realize they have BV, so the first time their doctors test them is after getting pregnant.

Your BV should however be treated. It can cause pelvic inflamatory disease (PID) and can cause premature birth when you do get pregnant.

Do you track your fertility cycle so that you can have baby making sex at the right time? The average couple takes 3 months to get pregnant and at the end of 12 months 87% of couples are pregnant. So keep on trying. After 12 months is normally the point to seek help.

Best of luck TTC!
Did you find this post helpful?
This post has been removed because it did not meet our Community Guidelines.