Bacterialvaginosis is a disease that's caused by the overgrowth of a type of bacteria that's called Gardnerella vaginalis, Gardnerella vaginalis. And as the name might suggest, this is the most common vaginal infection. Now I wanna put these really big quotes
around the term infection because the thing that's interesting about Gardnerella vaginalis is that it's a bacteriathat's naturally foundthe vagina. Now some may consider this to be a sexually transmitted infection, which is interestingbecause it doesn't cause
any problems until there'stoo much of it there. So when we look to the causes of bacterial vaginosis, they are all things that change the vaginal environment. That can include acts like douching, so douching, or rinsing of the vagina. The other is having newor multiple sex partners.
And finally, another known cause is the use of antibiotics. This could bethe case of somebody that has a throat infection or a pneumonia that's on antibiotics which will then attackthe bacteria that exists within the vagina andallow Gardnerella vaginalis to overgrow and cause bacterial vaginosis.
So we've touched a little bit on it here, but I wanna aw it out. So when we talk about the pathophysiology of a disease, we'retalking about the mechanism by which that disease occurs. Soorder to understandthe pathophysiology of bacterial vaginosis, we need to take a look at a sample of bacteria
that existsthe vagina. So I'll aw out someGardnerella vaginalis bacteria, and so I'll put this upour key. This is the symbol forGardnerella vaginalis. And I'll aw a few of them around here, but I also wanna show that there are a lot of other bacteriathat existthis sample. So if you really look at it here,
Is it Bad to Eat Late at Night While Pregnant
Is it bad to eat late at night while pregnanté In some regards, it is better to stock upon calories before you go to bed if you tend to throw up breakfast each morning. I've heard that you should not eat after8 PM. People do tend to eat fattier, sugary foodslate at night and load up on the carbs to fight fatigue. Carrying this load around, I do get tired. But remember, you are not eating for 2. Witha kid that should not top out ten pounds at
the end, you're eating for more like onepoint one. That's just a warning not to pig out. And you're more likely to pig out late atnight. Forget the hypnotic olive eyes on the pizza,the chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream is screaming your name right before bed time. If you can moderate it to having a light snackat 10 PM like chips or veggies with protein rich dip or a handful of chocolate chip cookiesas compared to the whole bag, it is fine to eat laterthe evening.
So you're saying that if I eat sensiblylate, eating late is fine. Some pregnant women have really bad heartburn,and if that's the case, you don't want a big meal at 10 PM, lie down, and have toget up again for heartburn before getting up yet again for morning sickness. Would eating something light at 10 PM helpwith heartburné Eating some of the same stuff you do for morningsickness like saltines, lemonade and flat 7up can keep you hyated while absorbingthe stomach acid. I'm way hungrier than that.
So have a high protein meal that will easeyour hunger all night without being so high fat that you could get reflux, but try notto load up on the carbs or you'll hurt your blood sugar levels. I do not have diabetes, and I should not beon the Atkins diet. Eating lots of carbs can cause blood sugarvariation, and that can make you feel like crap. Eat whole grain breads, if you wantbread, to absorb the stomach acid but not giving you blood sugar swings that make youtired. I'm going to bed, so tired is not a badthing.
High fiber whole grain bread will reduce thestomach acid you throw upthe morning and ease the constipation a lot of pregnant womenhave. Just be sure to ink a lot of water when you eat something. I'll be getting upthe middle of thenight to go to the bathroom. Consider it practice for when you get up inthe middle of the night to take care of the kid.
RoomingIn vs Nursery Care Summa Health
hello my name is holly keenan I'm amother baby unit registered nurse and childbirth eduor at Summa Akron City as a babyfriendly designated we are committed to the 10steps of successful breastfeeding one important step is roomingrooming inmeans that the baby isthe mother's room 24 hours a day rather than back andforth from a traditional nursery with roomingbabies cry less and areeasier to calm moms develop the ability to respond to the baby's feeding cuesand learn his or her cries more breast milk is produced and faster moms areable to care for the babies the way they
want to such as no pacifiers and testsand exams being done at the bedside and study showed that moms who room inactually get more rest than those who send their babies back to a traditionalnursery regardless of feeding method the benefits are numerous for roomingnotthe least of which is that the new mom will get to spend every moment with hernew bundle of joy confident she's giving her baby the best startlife for moreinformation visit Summa Health dot org baby friendly.