STDs in Pregnancy Directory
If you have a sexually transmitted disease (STD), you should always get treatment; however, this is especially important if you are pregnant. Some STDs, such as HIV or herpes, can harm your baby. Ideally, you should be screened for STDs before becoming pregnant, but if you are already pregnant, you should still be tested. Medications can often help manage your STD symptoms during pregnancy and help prevent passing STDs along to your baby. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how STDs affect your pregnancy, how you can treat STDs in pregnancy, and much more.
HPV and Pregnancy
Women who have HPV during pregnancy may worry that the virus can harm their unborn child. But in most cases, the human papillomavirus does not affect the developing baby. Learn more from WebMD.
Genital Herpes and Pregnancy
WebMD explains how to avoid getting genital herpes during pregnancy, and what to do to keep yourself and baby healthy if you already have it.
Condoms: Effectiveness, Types, and Proper Use
Condoms are a popular method of male birth control that uses the barrier principle of contraception. Learn more about the effectiveness, types, and proper use of condoms at WebMD.
How Do STDs Affect Pregnancy?
Learn more from WebMD about how STDs affect pregnancy.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Genital Herpes Pictures, Symptoms, and Treatment
What's going on down there? WebMD shows you pictures of genital herpes symptoms and treatments -- and how to avoid getting the virus in the first place.
Slideshow: What's Causing Your Pelvic Pain?
This WebMD slideshow depicts the causes of pelvic pain in women.