Infectious diseases

If left untreated, infectious diseases can endanger your child’s health. As an example, this includes hepatitis B and C, cytomegaly, fungal infections of the vagina, chlamydia, tuberculosis, or toxoplasmosis. Most of these diseases can be treated well during pregnancy.

Act quickly if there are problems

Complications during pregnancy increase the risk of HIV being transmitted to the child. In order to prevent this, you should go to hospital as soon as possible if you are experiencing

  • bleeding
  • pressure in the lower abdomen
  • premature contractions
  • loss of amniotic fluid.