The Share With Women patient education handout, “Bacterial Vaginosis,” that was published in the November/December 2011 issue of the Journal (56:653-654) contained an error on the second page. The paragraph under “How does bacterial vaginosis affect my baby and me if I am pregnant?” should be replaced with the text below. The complete corrected handout can be found in this issue of the Journal.
How does bacterial vaginosis affect my baby and me if I am pregnant?
Women who have BV are more likely to have their babies early and get an infection in the uterus. We do not know yet if treating all women with BV will lower the chance of giving birth early or getting an infection. If you have symptoms of BV, treatment with medicine that is safe for your baby will make your symptoms go away and is recommended.