Micro biome during pregnancy and preterm birthAuthor(s): Jeffery Alexander
Despite improvements in obstetric and neonatal care, preterm birth remains a major
cause of newborn illness and mortality, which is a global health problem. The underlying
etiology is complex and is still not fully understood. The intricate interactions between the
vaginal micro biome throughout pregnancy and its link to preterm birth are thoroughly
described in this paper. The understanding of the vaginal micro biota in both health and
disease has advanced as a result of advancements in the study of bacteriology and the
human micro biome.