STDs in Pregnancy

What Kind of STDs Can Pregnant Women Get?

- HIV

- Syphilis

- Hepatitis B, C

- Chlamydia

- Gonorrhea

- Bacterial Vaginosis

- Trichinosis

- Herpes

- Human Papillomavirus

How Do Pregnant Women Get STDs?

Women who are pregnant have the same risk of getting STDs as women who are not pregnant. Many women who get STDs do not know they have an STD because most STDs have silent symptoms.

How Can STDs Affect the Woman and Her Child?

STDs can complicate the pregnancy and cause the baby to have several birth defects or even have later problems. Some STD affects aren't seen until months or even years later.

How Can STDs for Pregnant Women be Treated?

Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and trichomoniasis can be treated with antibiotics. STDs which are caused by viruses like herpes, hepatitis B & C, and HIV cannot be cured. If a woman is pregnant she should be tested for STDs before or during her pregnancy.