Vaginal Microbiome

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Anna can help you get your vaginal microbiome tested with an at home swap kit, through INVIO health care. As your healthcare representative Anna will provide a writing report on the findings and treatment plan.

Studies have shown an unfavourable vaginal Microbiome can lead to implantation failure and pregnancy complications inside the vagina is a host of diverse bacteria known collectively as the vaginal microbiome.


The dominance of different bacteria is influenced by where you are in your cycle, your diet, use of tampons, sexual intercourse and lifestyle. The Bacteria found in the vagina is there to protect and influence the delicate balance in the vaginal tract. Pathogenic bacteria and Bacterial infections such as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), bacterial vaginosis (BV) and urinary tract infections (UTIs) can affect fertility and pregnancy.  
 
Research now suggests that an overgrowth of pathogenic bacteria known as dysbiosis could result in problematic bacteria entering the womb causing issues with embryo implantation, and pregnancy complications. 
 
This overgrowth of pathogenic bacteria can also have a negative impact on sperm, by coating the sperm that enters the vagina in toxins, making is less like it will fertilise an egg.  
 
The vaginal microbiome should be made up of a variety of Lactobacillus bacteria. Research has shown that the more good bacteria you have present the less chance of pathogenic bacterial growth, and an ideal vaginal PH will be maintained. A vaginal PH of between 3.8-4.5 is crucial for helping sperm survive the journey through the vagina to fertilise and egg and prevent the growth of unwanted bacteria.  
If you suffer with recurrent UTI's, endometriosis, have had multiple courses of antibiotics, or just get the feeling something isn't right down there, then having your Vaginal Microbiota assessed can be a useful tool in optimising your fertility.

If you suffer from recurrent UTI's, endometriosis, have had multiple courses of antibiotics, or just get the feeling something isn't right down there, then having your Vaginal Microbiota assessed can be a useful tool in optimising your fertility.
Here are some easy tips to look after your Vaginal Microbiota:

• Avoid tight fitting underwear Choose natural breathable fibres for underwear, avoid
anything tight fitting and thongs.
• Avoid perfumed products and soaps near the vagina,
wash with water or a PH neutral wash.
• Avoid Bath bombs and other scented products in the
bath.
• Diets high in excess sugar can contribute to an
overgrowth of vaginal dysbiosis. Eating prebiotic and fermented foods can help.

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