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Can a child be born with an STD from the mother?
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In brief: Yes
Std´s can be transmitted to your baby before, during and after birth.
Hiv and syphillis can cross the placenta and infect the baby before birth, gonorrhea, chlamydia, hepatitis b, and genital herpes, per the cdc can be transmitted through the birth canal. If you think you might be pregnant all ob´s check routinely for std´d during pregnancy.

In brief: Yes
Std´s can be transmitted to your baby before, during and after birth.
Hiv and syphillis can cross the placenta and infect the baby before birth, gonorrhea, chlamydia, hepatitis b, and genital herpes, per the cdc can be transmitted through the birth canal. If you think you might be pregnant all ob´s check routinely for std´d during pregnancy.
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