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Can STDs have effects on pregnancy?
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: Absolutely!
Especially signifiant risks to the developing fetus.
Of course, these serious infections can affect the baby in tremendous ways - even causing spontaneous abortion, death of the fetus or newborn and lifelong serious medical issues. Hpv can cause cancer -especially head and neck cancers when transferred from mom. Chlamydia causes pneumonia in newborns. Hiv can be transferred to the fetus, etc...

In brief: Absolutely!
Especially signifiant risks to the developing fetus.
Of course, these serious infections can affect the baby in tremendous ways - even causing spontaneous abortion, death of the fetus or newborn and lifelong serious medical issues. Hpv can cause cancer -especially head and neck cancers when transferred from mom. Chlamydia causes pneumonia in newborns. Hiv can be transferred to the fetus, etc...
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Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Yes
Depending on what kind, it will change your pregnancy course.
For instance, if you have had genital herpes, you may require medication or may require cesarean section to avoid neonatal complications. You should get a full evaluation by your OB doctor for common stds like syphills, herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV etc.

In brief: Yes
Depending on what kind, it will change your pregnancy course.
For instance, if you have had genital herpes, you may require medication or may require cesarean section to avoid neonatal complications. You should get a full evaluation by your OB doctor for common stds like syphills, herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV etc.
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