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Sexually transmitted infections in pregnancy

It's important to know if you're carrying a sexually transmitted infection (STI) in pregnancy, as some infections can cause harm to your baby.

If you have any symptoms of an STI or if you think you might have come into contact with one, speak to your midwife, LMC or GP. They can arrange tests and discuss treatment with you.

It's particularly important to let your midwife, LMC or GP know if you've ever had genital herpes, as this may need some further planning at the time of birth.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed December 2021.

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