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Can the baby get the STD from a vaginal birth?

Asked by on September 22, 2013

Being the person already has STD, will she have to have a C section to have the baby not get the std.

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Lunny2006

September 22, 2013 at 11:54 am

Yes and if the STD is in an active state such as HSV-2 (herpes) it can be fatal.

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judith r  

September 22, 2013 at 4:13 am

yes it can as mucous and liquids as passed to baby during delievery espcially if theres a lot of blood etc so it will need to be c-sect then baby will be needed to be monitored for 24 just in case thats what my local hospital does

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sleepingliv  

September 22, 2013 at 11:47 am

Yes, she will not be able to give birth vaginally.

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Lulamilu  

September 22, 2013 at 11:47 am

Yes most definitely!!! Its actually standard procedure to put an antibotic cream in the baby’s eyes just for that reason.

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Ex-Pat  

September 22, 2013 at 11:48 am

It the mother is having a herpes outbreak during birth, then it´s very possible.

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father of 4 husband of 1  

September 22, 2013 at 11:48 am

Yes

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Alien Elvis from Hell  

September 22, 2013 at 11:48 am

C-section it is.

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dss  

September 22, 2013 at 11:48 am

know that there is a pretty good chance of contracting genital herpes during birth, if the virus is active during the birth.

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beanco  

September 22, 2013 at 11:48 am

Poor child, yes it can

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ashorething001  

September 22, 2013 at 11:48 am

No. And with prenatal care requirements an HIV+ woman can give birth to an HIV- child.

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Lavish girl  

September 22, 2013 at 11:49 am

yes a c section is recommended would be best if you have std

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mmw  

September 22, 2013 at 11:49 am

i was watching discovery health one time and this girl that was giving birth had herpes and was having an outbreak when she was in labor and she had to have a C section.

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me  

September 22, 2013 at 11:49 am

Yes, a friend of mine had contracted genital herpes from her husband (navy man) and she had to have a C section in order for her son not to contract it.

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meka g  

September 22, 2013 at 11:49 am

Whether its a c-section or regular birth doesnt matter.The person can have a c section and still give the baby an std because it travels through the umbilical cord. C-section is only safer with some stds.You know the ones you can catch and not die from like gential warts.

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the_moon_pixie  

September 22, 2013 at 11:54 am

Yes…………………STD’s can be transferred to the baby during normal birth. Depending on how advanced the disease is the mother may have to have a C-section. I know for a fact that Chlamidiya causes blindness in babies but not every baby will be blind.

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just curious  

September 22, 2013 at 11:54 am

How Can STDs Affect My Pregnancy?

STDs in pregnancy can harm you and your developing baby.

HIV/AIDS: Thanks to the advent of powerful medications, transmission of HIV infection to your infant is almost completely preventable. But, when the disease is passed on, the results are catastrophic — the baby may develop HIV infection.
Herpes: Herpes infection in a pregnant woman is relatively safe until she gets ready to deliver. Active herpes lesions on the genitals are highly contagious and can infect the infant as it’s being born. Thus many of these women are delivered by cesarean section.
Gonorrhea: Gonorrhea is a very common STD, usually diagnosed by performing a test on a swab of vaginal fluid. If contracted during pregnancy, the infection can cause vaginal discharge, burning while emptying the bladder or abdominal pain. A pregnant woman with untreated gonorrhea has an increased risk of miscarriage or preterm delivery. A baby that is born while the mother has an active infection can develop blindness, joint infection or a life threatening blood infection.
HPV (Genital Warts): This is a very common STD. They often appear as small cauliflower like clusters which may burn or itch. If you contract genital warts during pregnancy, treatment may be delayed until after you deliver. Sometimes the hormones from pregnancy can make them grow larger. If they grow large enough to block the birth canal, the baby may need to be delivered by a cesarean section.
Chlamydia: Chlamydia may cause an increased risk of miscarriage and preterm delivery. Infants who are exposed can get severe eye infections and pneumonia.
Syphilis: Syphilis is most often diagnosed with a blood test, although a syphilitic lesion can also be tested. Syphilis is easily passed on to your unborn child. It is likely to cause a very serious infection to your baby that is often fatal. The infants are often premature. Untreated infants that survive tend to develop problems in multiple organs including the brain, eyes, ears, heart, skin and bones.
Hepatitis B: Hepatitis B is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus. If a pregnant woman is infected with hepatitis B, she can transmit the infection to her baby through the placenta. Also, her newborn can become infected. In addition, women with hepatitis B are more likely to have a premature delivery. Luckily, early screening and the more widespread use of the vaccine can prevent infection.
Trichomoniasis: Trichomoniasis is an infection that can cause yellow-green vaginal discharge and pain with sex or when emptying the bladder. It can increase the risk of having a preterm baby. Rarely, the new baby can get the infection during delivery and have a fever after birth.

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c4sgurl  

September 22, 2013 at 11:55 am

It really depends on the STD.

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huggywell  

September 22, 2013 at 11:57 am

Yes a baby can be infected as its born;

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Kitana  

September 22, 2013 at 12:09 pm

It would depend on the std. many can be treated while pregnant but the more serious ones that can be fatal will need a c-section. most stds are caught by fluid to fluid transfere, but as i said, it depends on the type of std.

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DB  

September 22, 2013 at 12:16 pm

YES, the baby can catch anything from herpes to ghonnorhea from a vaginal birth, usually found in their eye’s, but the child will be treated ASAP. Obviously C sect will reduce the chances greatly but vaginal births can still be had.

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MICHAEL D  

September 22, 2013 at 1:06 pm

YES ! BUT IF U HAVE STD FOR 9 MONTHS U SHOULD GET SEEN BY GYNAECOLIGIST.YOUR BABY IS YOUR LIFE LOVE!GOOD LUCK

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leea  

September 22, 2013 at 8:43 pm

C-section it will be!!!!!!!!!

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