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

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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