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How Does Pregnancy Affect My Oral Health?

 
Chapter: My Baby's Health

Research suggests a link between preterm, low-birthweight babies and gingivitis. Excessive bacteria can enter the bloodstream through your gums. If this happens, the bacteria can travel to the uterus, triggering the production of chemicals called prostaglandins, which are suspected to induce premature labor.
 
Reviewed: January 2012