If you’re pregnant, the thought of passing a sexually transmitted disease or infection to your child can be highly concerning. 

Thankfully, we’re here to help! Pregnancy Care Center of Rincon is passionate about providing women with the quality healthcare they deserve, including STD testing, treatment, health consultations, and more! 
Will I pass my STD to my child?

Yes — if you become pregnant while infected with an STD or vice versa, there’s a chance you could spread the infection to your child. While some STDs spread during pregnancy, others can be given to the child as they pass through the birth canal.

What happens if I pass my STD to my child?

According to Mayo Clinic passing an STD to your baby may result in the following complications: 

  • Premature birth
  • Eye infection
  • Pneumonia
  • Blood infection
  • Brain damage
  • Blindness
  • Deafness
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Stillbirth

Complications vary based on the type of disease/infection. To determine what type of STD you have and what complications may occur, visit the Pregnancy Care Center of Rincon for free STD testing, treatment, and medical consultation. 

How To Avoid Contracting an STD

The only way to fully avoid contracting an STD or STI is by abstaining from sex entirely or only engaging in monogamous sex with a partner who is not infected.

What to do if you’re pregnant and think you may have an STD

If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant and are concerned that you may have an STD, the first step is to receive STD testing to confirm an infection. Because those infected with STDs can be asymptomatic, testing is the only way to know for sure. 

If you receive a positive result for an STD, there may be treatment available. Infections such as chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis can be cured through antibiotics during pregnancy, while other STDs cannot be cured. 

Where To Find a Free STD Testing Center Near You

Thankfully, STD testing is easy to access, confidential, and free at a pregnancy center near you! The Pregnancy Care Center of Rincon provides free gonorrhea and chlamydia testing, as well as treatment for those who test positive. 

If you are unsure whether you are pregnant, we recommend confirming your pregnancy through our free pregnancy testing and ultrasound services. We also provide the following services at no cost to you:

  • Abortion Information
  • Adoption Agency Information & Referrals
  • Maternity & Infant Supplies
  • Medical Referrals
  • Parenting Education
  • Post-Abortion Support
  • Pregnancy Options Information
  • Support for Men

Whether you’re looking for pregnancy confirmation or STD testing and treatment, look no further than the Pregnancy Care Center of Rincon!

Schedule your free appointment today!