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What effects can chlamydia have while my baby is passing through the birth canal?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
Infection: Pneumonia and eye infections can occur in the baby. Pregnant women are usually screened for chlamydia during the pregnancy so that they can be treated before delivery of the baby.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Infant blindness: Chlamydia and gonorrhea are the number one cause of blindness in infants in countries where routine antibiotic eye ointment is not given. It is important to get tested during pregnancy to avoid this preventable problem.
Last updated Sep 3, 2015

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