Makeup of vaginal microbiome linked to preterm birth

In a study of predominantly African-American women — who have a much higher rate of delivering babies early compared with other racial groups — researchers showed that a decrease in the diversity of vaginal microbes of pregnant women between the first and second trimesters is associated with preterm birth….

In a study of predominantly African-American women — who have a much higher rate of delivering babies early compared with other racial groups — researchers showed that a decrease in the diversity of vaginal microbes of pregnant women between the first and second trimesters is associated with preterm birth….