Why do I need an STD test in pregnancy?

Prevent baby infectn. There are some std's that can pass directly into baby during pregnancy & cause disease, birth defects, or miscarriage. Some can be passively acquired during labor & result in disease in the newborn including eye infections, encephalitis, and pneumonia. Testing during pregnancy allows the process to be treated & problems avoided where possible.
Helps baby. Syphilis, chlamydia, HIV are a few of the std tests that are done on pregnant women. They are done because there are steps that can be taken to keep the baby from getting sick from these infections.

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I've been spotting light and pink for weeks (3) went to the doctors and took a pregnancy and STD test and everything out negative. What could it be??

Here are some ... Since you went thus far, you should have asked the Doc right then for instant answer. Clinically, without knowing your personal profile including age, prior gyn/ob-activity, more pertinen opinion would not be offered although the common occurrence of BV and STDs should first come to mind for consideration. For more, go back with your existing Doc timely so to receive proper care. Best ... Read more...

Before and during my pregnancy I had paps and STD testing. Nothing was wrong. Now a year later I find out I have pid. How was it missed?

Exposures ??? I would suppose you & your partner have had additional exposures over the past year. You or your partner may have had a problem surface that was not detected by regular screening(or not specifically tested). You can review the findings with the treating physician, but the agent came in at some point & the actual form of pid may point to the timing involved. Read more...
Depends. Was this pid dx'd by culture or was it a clinical diagnosis. Pelvic pain is often called pid and treated so it's not missed. On the other hand, having a neg workup a year ago doesn't mean u couldn't have gotten an infection in the meantime. Before u go crazy though makevsurebthey isolated a bacteria that is an std. Read more...

Wat should I do about my period, and can I have a no-show preganncy so I had STD testing done in november. And all results were negative. The last time I have had any encounter with volnerable areas was october 16with my ex-bf. I havnt had my period since

Hello. . Hello. I can't tell you if you are pregnant or not. Possible symptoms of pregnancy include: nausea, vomiting, lack of a period, enlarged or swollen breasts, urinating more, insomnia, feeling tired, passing gas, abdominal enargemet and feeling more emotional to mention a few. There are some women who do not have a great deal of enlargement over the first few months. It sounds like you have not a period for over four months. With your lack of a period, history of unprotected sex and learning that the type of pregnancy test you may have been defective- recommend you take a pregnancy test. If it is negative, then you could consider talking to your gynecologist for more insight as to the reason that you have not been having your period. Take care. Read more...