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But the fact is you can contract a sexually transmitted disease, if you’re not careful and/or not in a committed relationship where both partners are monogamous.
There are 3 ways to avoid contracting an STD while pregnant:
- Abstain from sex.
- Only have sex within a mutually monogamous relationship where you know your partner is clean (because he’s been tested).
- Use condoms when having sex.
STD’s can harm your baby in the following ways. The baby could:
- be stillborn
- have a low birth weight
- be born with conjunctivitis, pneumonia, deafness, blindness, hepatitis, meningitis, or liver disease
- be born with several other problems
For these reasons it’s important to avoid getting STD’s when you’re pregnant.
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