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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
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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 22 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.

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A 23-year-old female asked:

I have chlamydia and suspect I may have pid, will the zithromax prescribed cure PID if I have it, or do I need to go back to the doctor to be checked?

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A 19-year-old female asked:

Im 2 days away from being 38 weeks if I was to give birth right now what are the risks?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
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A 23-year-old female asked:

Is it ok to make a 2 month old baby sit upright. Won't it hurt her back bone?

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Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Not natural: Sitting is not natural for a 2 mo old. Laying on a surface semi-upright is. If you sit him supporting him (like on your lap while holding him), then it is ok. I would not advise sitting him by himself on a high chair for example.

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