Is having Chlamydia during pregnancy risky for the baby?

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You might not realize it, but Chlamydia is a very common bacterial infection. Some researchers estimate that up to 10% of pregnant women have the infection, but many never realize it because they don’t experience symptoms. In fact, doctors often test for Chlamydia during the first prenatal checkup.

Fortunately, Chlamydia can be treated during pregnancy with antibiotics. Women who forego treatment could be at risk for miscarriage or pre-term delivery. Additionally, babies can contract the infection during vaginal delivery, which can lead to an eye infection or severe pneumonia. If you suspect that you have Chlamydia during pregnancy, ask your doctor to test you as soon as possible.

 

Please check with your doctor regarding all health issues or questions.

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