sexually Transmitted Disease

STD

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An STD is an infection transmitted through sexual contact, caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites. If a mother has an STD, it is possible for the fetus or newborn to become infected. Some STDs, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital herpes, and cytomegalovirus can be passed from mother to infant during delivery when the infant passes through an infected birth canal.

A few STDs, including syphilis, HIV, and CMV, can infect a fetus before birth during the pregnancy. It is important for a pregnant woman to be tested for STDs, including HIV/AIDS and syphilis, as a part of her prenatal care.

You can sometimes prevent STDs from passing to baby, It depends. STDs, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, trichomoniasis and BV can all be treated and cured with antibiotics that are safe to take during pregnancy. STDs that are caused by viruses, like genital herpes, hepatitis B, or HIV cannot be cured. However, in some cases these infections can be treated with antiviral medications or other preventive measures to reduce the risk of passing the infection to your baby. you can prevent getting a STD while pregnant by being in a long-term mutually monogamous relationship with a partner who has been tested and has negative STD test results and by using latex condoms the right way every time you have sex.

Gonorrhea. hard to spell, easy to catch.

Some symptoms and affects may include severe eye infections or pneumonia, mouth sores, fever, and blood stream infections. transmission of HIV infection to your infant is almost completely preventable. However, if the disease is passed on, the baby may develop the HIV infection. Syphilis is easily passed on to your unborn child and is likely to cause fatal infections. Untreated infants can be born premature or develop problems in multiple organs, including eyes, ears, heart, skin, and bones.

there are various treatments for these infection, depending upon which type of STD is passed to baby. Mothers with chlamydia are treated with antibiotics and all newborn babies are given antibiotic eye ointment after birth to prevent infections. Antiviral medications can be given or cesarean section if indicated.