I was treated for BV in pregnancy and have battled BV for a couple years. I have been BV free scince July with the following routine...
100+ mg of B6 a day
1000 mg Folic acid
1-4 Florajen capsules on an empty stomach, then wait
about 20-30 minutes before eating
My prenatal has everything in it but Florajenhttp://supernutritionusa.com/product...tal_blend.html
here is florajen...http://www.florajen.com/http://www.florajen.com/vaginal.htmlhttp://www.florajen.com/products_florajen.html
I joined a bacterial vaginosis yahoo group a while back and I learned about testemonials for 1000-1200 mg Folic acid per day helps women to get rid of BV, and keep it away. I started out with 1200, but my prenatal has 1000 in it, so I go with that. Also the B6 is good too. One lady had it for years and years and she took 100 mg b6 per day with lots of water, and was cured
I used the Metro-gel during pregnancy. I was way too scared of taking Flagyl for the same reason you were or because I was too scared. Metrogel is the same thing as Flagyl. but I read the fine print, and it says that blood levels of the medicine ARE LESS with the vaginal gel, than with the oral is more. So I took the less scarier route and went with the gel. My baby didnt have birth defects.
Just letting you know what I did and how I cured it!