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How Does Trichomoniasis Affect Pregnancy?

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Updated April 30, 2006

Question: How Does Trichomoniasis Affect Pregnancy?
Answer: Trichomoniasis or trich during pregnancy sometimes causes early birth or low birth weight babies. During the first trimester of pregnancy treating trichomoniasis is not recommended due to the possiblity of harm to the unborn baby. After the first three months the recommended antibiotic treatment for this common sexually transmitted disease is considered safe.

Because of these facts, it's important to be safe and tell your doctor anytime you suspect you might be pregnant.

Reference: The American Social Health Association

Published: 04/30/06

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