Wednesday 16 April 2014

National BV Day; Something to talk about.

Some people may giggle, roll their eyes or think 'what the hell' at this post however I'm doing this because I feel women don't talk about or even know about conditions like this and how it can affect them. Awareness is needed so I decided to help spread the word. 

BV stands for Bacterial Vaginosis and would you believe over 61% of women have never heard of it, despite it being twice as common as thrush with 1 in 3 women suffering from it. It is easily diagnosed and treated yet many women are wrongly diagnosed so Balance Activ have created a new pH test which is simple to use and can diagnose if you have BV within 10 seconds. If you have, there is no need to worry, the Balance Activ gel or pessaries can clear it up quickly, painlessly and without going to a GP, just purchase online and use discreetly at home. Balance Activ have a symptom checker here and are doing all their products on a BOGOF offer for BV Day, so there is no better time than now to check yourself and treat it if you need too. You can find out more facts about it here.

If you're still wondering why on earth I wanted to write about this and help raise awareness… well let me tell you. BV can increase the risk of miscarriage and stillbirth in pregnant women and having been through a miscarriage only last month, I want to do all I can to make sure none of you go through the same thing. If you are pregnant or trying to conceive, it's important your body is as healthy as possible and detecting and treating BV is a positive, important step towards that and shouldn't be overlooked. 

National BV Day was set up by Balance Activ to encourage women to drop all taboos, talk openly about intimate health issues and to raise awareness of this little known condition. The Balance Activ Twitter feed will be tweeting facts and chatting to followers about BV symptoms, using the hashtag #BOGOFBV and #NationalBVDay if you want to join in or be a spectator - it could just save a baby’s life.

View their National BV Day video with TV’s Doctor Dawn Harper and Amanda Butler

*I was NOT paid for this post but was sent doe products in return.

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