Hi, based on the advice of a momma on another board, I did a few searches here for BV, but I am still confused. Can someone outline the natural or alternative remedies for BV? My OB told me that it BV <i>can</i> be associated with preterm labor and since my first baby was born at 35 weeks after my water broke, I'd like to really knock it out. I took a 7-day course of antibiotics (don't know which one), but it apparently didn't take and I was prescribed a 7-day course of metro something. I remember from my recurrent bouts of thrush when BFing that gentian violet worked so much better than diflucan, so I'm curious if there are better or more effective alternatives to antibiotics for BV.