Pregnancy & STIs

Many STIs can be treated with medications during pregnancy. Early prenatal care is important to screen for STIs that often have no symptoms. 

STIs that can affect a pregnant woman and/or her baby

  • Chlamydia*
  • Gonorrhea*
  • Herpes
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Hepatitis B & C*
  • HIV*
  • Syphilis*
  • Bacterial Vaginosis

*Typically these infections are the minimum recommended screening at your first prenatal visit. 

Possible effect of untreated infections on mothers

  • Early onset of labor

  • Premature rupture of membranes
  • Uterine infection after delivery

Possible effect of untreated infections on fetus

  • Low birth weight
  • Eye infections
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Brain damage
  • Stillbirth
  • Warts of the throat or airways


The information presented on this website is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional counseling, medical, or prenatal care.

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