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How do STDs impact my pregnancy?

STD testing should be a routine part of your prenatal exams. STDs can impact your pregnancy and it’s important to be honest with your doctor concerning STDs.
Having chlamydia and gonorrhoea can put you at risk for complications during your pregnancy. You can have pre-term birth, your water can break early or even have a miscarriage. Your baby is at risk of an eye infection or pneumonia. Your doctor would need to treat you with antibiotics.

If you have herpes that will mean that you are likely having a C-section to protect your baby from infection. However, if your water breaks prior to your scheduled C-section, your baby can still be infected.  If you have the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) will also necessitate a C-section to protect your baby.

Syphilis can be passed to your baby through the bloodstream. If you have syphilis, you are at risk for your water breaking early, having a stillbirth, or a miscarriage. You would need treatment in the first trimester of your pregnancy.

If you have trichomoniasis, you run the risk of going into labour early and having your water break early. You will need to be treated with antibiotics.

If you are positive for HIV, you can give that to your baby. You will need to have a C-section. You should not breastfeed your baby. You will need to continue your treatment throughout the pregnancy and your baby will need to continue the treatment throughout his first six weeks of life.
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More questions

When you seek a doctor’s help with fertility problems and it is determined that the problem is with you, there are a number of things that could be the root cause.
When you are having trouble conceiving, experts can help by providing assisted conception treatments.
A uterine fibroid develops from the same cells that comprise the muscles of the uterus. However, these cells form tumors.
Polycystic ovary disease is a hormonal imbalance coupled with polycystic ovaries. Polycystic ovaries develop an abnormally high number of follicles each month. Coupled with the hormone imbalance, this leads to a variety of symptoms, which can include fertility.
Ovulation is the period during which you can conceive. Tracking ovulation can be tricky, but you can increase your chances of conceiving through math, prediction kits, or simple scientific observation.
Fertility problems take a psychological and emotional toll. You can begin to feel like there is something wrong with you and you are alone.
STD testing should be a routine part of your prenatal exams. STDs can impact your pregnancy and it’s important to be honest with your doctor concerning STDs.
Fertility is a complex and mysterious thing. In order to solve the riddle of infertility, your fertility expert, your spouse and you will need to work together.



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