If you're infected with an STD and your pregnant learn about your options and what the risks to you and your child are.
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Melanie Raposo: Hi everybody! I am Melanie Raposo, and welcome to Mommy's Minute. Being infected with an STD during pregnancy can put yours and child's health at risk, and can even be life-threatening. The facts are, many women will have to deal with an STD during pregnancy. Whereas some STDs, like gonorrhea and chlamydia, can be easily treated and cured during pregnancy, there is currently no cure for genital herpes or HIV. You can however be treated to help reduce the risk of transmission to your baby. More than 800,000 women in the United States will be affected by genital warts. Although it's not as serious a threat to your child, it can cause you a lot of discomfort. Get fast relief with a good genital warts treatment. Now, regardless if you have been tested for an STD before, STD testing early in pregnancy and then later on, closer to your due date, is strongly encouraged for all pregnant woman. For more information on STDs during pregnancy and the risks, visit www.ThePregnancyShow.com.