Hey gals I just wanted to update this thread as I see a couple of you have also experienced something similar. Well, my tests actually came back as having no infection, they couldn't find anything apart from mentioning there were clots found on the placenta but they couldn't confirm if this was the cause. So I guess I will never know but I do know that if I did have VB I would be taking them to the cleaners so ladies beware and be careful. - the end. Never thought I'd be having to write this but here goes. I'll try to keep it as short as poss. On Tuesday at 16 weeks 2 days I discovered my baby no longer had a heartbeat and had sadly passed away a couple of days before. There was fluid round the baby and no problems saw on the scan. They told me it was 'just one of those things'. I never had any symptoms something was wrong. I was sent for a swab last Dec to test for infections whilst asking for fertility treatment again (I conceived my only son on Clomid). The results came back that I had VB (vaginal bacterosis) and that it was nothing to worry about, just mention this when you become pregnant. Unexpectedly in Feb I discovered I was pregnant and had done so naturally. You can imagine how excited I was. Everything was going well but at around 8 weeks I started getting quite a thick snotty discharge and at my first midwife apt I told her about this and the results of the swab. She reassured me it was nothing to worry about but at 13 weeks after my dating scan (which was fine) I began lightly spotting. Sent to the hospital, had a scan, baby fine. Asked them again if this could be an infection and was basically sent home and told if it carries on come back for a swab. The spotting only lasted a few hours the day before so I carried on with my pregnancy thinking everything was OK. On Tues, midwife couldn't find a heartbeat and the hospital scan showed my poor baby lying lifeless in a sac of fluid. My heart sank. I won't go on about my feelings but all I can tell you is that I am absolutely devastated. I have to go into hospital tomorrow to be induced. I have since research this infection, VB and it appears that this is one of the reasons for a second trimester miscarriage. I saw a specialist midwife yesterday who said I should have been treated for it last year. As you can imagine I feel sick to think this loss could have been prevented. When the results come back from the swab I did again yesterday and the placenta I'm pretty sure these will show the infection and this to be the cause. I don't expect the hospital to admit anything but I have been in touch with a solicitor this morning and he is confident that if the VB is still present that he can prove if it had been treated there is a chance that this could have been prevented. I feel angry that the midwives constantly fobbed me off, reassuring me that everything was OK after raising my concerns. I encourage any of you to stand up and make them listen, demand tests if you suspect something is wrong as I'm proof that awful things can happen even at 16 weeks when the baby is fully formed.