I’m pregnant. Can I get an STD?
Pregnancy does not provide any protection against sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) or sexually transmitted infections (STI’s). You can and should be tested for STD’s or STI’s during your pregnancy, especially if you’re experiencing symptoms or you think your partner may be infected. Sometimes, however, STD’s do not show symptoms, so it’s best to use caution and get tested just in case.
Contracting an STD is never safe, but it especially complicates things when contracted during a pregnancy. There is a risk that certain infections can be passed on to the developing baby. Choices offers real, confidential healthcare. Our staff is ready and waiting to assist you in learning more or getting tested. For more information about STD’s and STI’s, visit our most recent blog post here.