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Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: chlamydia

 prego422 - Thu Oct 20, 2005 5:57 pm

I am 21 years old and 4 months pregnant with my second child. I was just diagnosed with chlamydia. By doctor prescribed my husband and I azithromycin and we will abstain for 7 days. My question is if we are both cured completely before I deliver will my child still have any chance of having chlamydia related complications?
 Shelly S, RN - Wed Oct 26, 2005 9:56 pm

As far as I understand it, the risk to your baby is very minimal with treatment. Women who do NOT seek treatment could face the potential problems listed:

1/4 of babies passing down the infected birth canal will get Chlamydia Pneumonia

1/2 of all babies born to infected women after delivery through the birth canal will develop Chlamydial Conjunctivitis (pink eye) a week after birth

In severe cases blindness may occur

The bacteria can be easily passed to the developing child within the uterus

The child may have respiratory diseases for a long time if not treated

Other conditions

It is great that you are adhering to your treatment regimen. Continue your medicine as directed. Best of luck.

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