Chorioamnionitis During Pregnancy | Intrauterine infection

What is chorioamnionitis?

Chorioamnionitis (intra-amniotic infection) is a serious infection that affects a person during pregnancy.

What causes chorioamnionitis?

Several things may cause chorioamnionitis. The most common cause is bacteria moving up through the vagina and cervix.

How common is chorioamnionitis?

Chorioamnionitis affects around 1 to 4% of full-term deliveries It is much more common in premature births where it affects 40-70% of births.

Symptoms of chorioamnionitis

– high temperature – pain in your abdomen and tenderness over the womb  – your heart suddenly beating much faster – your baby’s heart beating too fast.

Vaginal discharge

– it smells unpleasant or strange. – it is green or yellow. – you feel itchy or sore around your vagina. – you have pain when you wee.