What Every Pregnant Woman Should Be Tested For

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What Every Pregnant Woman Should Be Tested For
Fri, 12-27-2013 - 12:07pm

Women with chlamydia or gonorrhea infections before or during pregnancy are at increased risk for pregnancy complications such as stillbirth and premature birth, a new study suggests.

Researchers analyzed data from more than 350,000 Australian women who had their first child between 1999 and 2008. Of those women, 1 percent had at least one chlamydia infection before they gave birth, and 81 percent of those women were diagnosed before they became pregnant.

http://www.ivillage.com/stds-tied-higher-risk-pregnancy-complications/6-a-546229

Not always a comfortable topic to bring up to your doctor.  Did they do any STD testing in your prenatal care?

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