Pregnancy Over 40, Fertility Over 40 Affected By DouchingDouching has always been a big mystery to me. I've never done it and frankly I wouldn't even know how.
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Well, it's probably a good thing I never did because according to the site below, it can cause a number of problems which could lead to infertility. Read more:
From the site:
Is douching safe?
Most doctors and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommend that women don't douche. Douching can change the delicate balance of vaginal flora (organisms that live in the vagina) and acidity in a healthy vagina. One way to look at it is in a healthy vagina there are both good and bad bacteria. The balance of the good and bad bacteria help maintain an acidic environment. Any changes can cause an over growth of bad bacteria which can lead to a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis. Plus, if you have a vaginal infection, douching can push the bacteria causing the infection up into the uterus, fallopian (fuh-LOH-pee-uhn) tubes, and ovaries.
What are the dangers linked to douching?
Research shows that women who douche regularly have more health problems than women who don't. Doctors are still unsure whether douching causes these problems. Douching may simply be more common in groups of women who tend to have these issues. Health problems linked to douching include:
Bacterial vaginosis (vaj-uh-NOH-suhs) (BV)
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
Some STIs, BV, and PID can all lead to serious problems during pregnancy. These include infection in the baby, problems with labor, and early delivery.