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Sexually Transmitted Infections

And Pregnancy

STI’s can cause issues during pregnancy and childbirth. Here are the most common STI’s that may affect your baby’s health and your delivery.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS

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Bacterial Vaginosis is a common treatable condition. It is a condition caused by too much bacteria in the vagina and most often spread through sexual intercourse. Find out more information about the symptoms of BV and how it can affect pregnancy.

CHLAMYDIA

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Chlamydia is the most common STI in the United States. Most often women who have Chlamydia don’t have symptoms. Find out more about the symptoms of Chlamydia and how it can affect pregnancy.

GONORRHEA

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Gonorrhea is a common STI in the United States. Because gonorrhea can cause problems in both the mother and her baby, it is important for providers to accurately identify the infection, treat it with effective antibiotics, and closely follow up to make sure that the infection has been cured. Find out more about the symptoms of Gonorrhea and how it can affect pregnancy.

HEPATITIS B

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Hepatitis B is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). A mother can transmit the infection to her baby during pregnancy. Find out more information about the symptoms of Hepatitis B and how it could affect pregnancy.

HEPATITIS C

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Hepatitis C is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and can be passed from an infected mother to her child during pregnancy. In general, an infected mother will transmit the infection to her baby 10% of the time, but the chances are higher in certain women who are also positive for HIV.  Find out more about the symptoms of Hepatitis C and how it can affect pregnancy.

HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS

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Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) has two distinct virus types that can infect the human genital tract, HSV-1 and HSV-2. Infections of the newborn can be of either type, but most are caused by HSV-2. This is most often referred to as genital herpes. Find out more about the symptoms of genital herpes and how it can affect pregnancy.

HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS

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Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) has two distinct virus types that can infect the human genital tract, HSV-1 and HSV-2. Infections of the newborn can be of either type, but most are caused by HSV-2. This is most often referred to as genital herpes. Find out more about the symptoms of genital herpes and how it can affect pregnancy.

HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS

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Human papillomaviruses (HPV) are viruses that most commonly involve the lower genital tract, including the cervix, vagina, and external genitalia. Find out more about the symptoms of HPV and how it can affect pregnancy.