Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Pregnancy (STDs) (cont.)
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How Can I Find Out If I Have an STD?
At your prenatal visit, your health care provider will screen for a number of STDs. But, if you think you have a STD, tell your provider. He or she can examine you and perform other tests to determine if you have a sexually transmitted disease. Be especially vigilant if you have a new sexual partner during pregnancy.
How Are STDs Treated During Pregnancy?
Treatment of a STD during pregnancy depends on how far the infection has progressed and how far along you are in your pregnancy. Many bacterial STDs like syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia are treated with antibiotics given as a shot or taken by mouth. Below are common treatments for STDs in pregnant women and newsborns.
If you are given an antibiotic to treat a STD, it's important that you take all of your medicine, even if the symptoms go away. Also never take someone else's medicine to treat your illness. By doing so, you may make it more difficult to treat the infection. Likewise, you should not share your medicine with others.
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