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When a woman is pregnant STDs can be more serious for her and her baby.

  • A pregnant woman with an STD can infect her baby before, during, or after the baby’s birth.
  • She may also have a miscarriage, early labor, or early rupture of the membranes surrounding the baby in the uterus leading to a premature birth.
  • Pregnant women should ask their doctors about getting tested for STDs because some doctors do not routinely perform these tests and many STDs have no symptoms.

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