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Pregnancy Problems

During pregnancy, your health is number one priority. That’s why we went straight to top pregnancy health experts for all the details you want to know about the most common pregnancy problems. In our pregnancy problems guide, you can read about a slew of pregnancy conditions – everything from hemorrhoids to gestational diabetes. Find out what any pregnancy symptom could possibly mean (are you swollen just because you’re expecting, or is it a sign of some complication?) and find out whether or not it’s worth a call to your OB. If you already know you’ve got a pregnancy complication or health condition, our comprehensive articles will give you the scoop on its causes and how it can affect you and baby. Plus, get treatment tips straight from medical experts and pregnant women like you. Yup, we've got answers to all your questions about pregnancy health problems right here!

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Syphilis During Pregnancy

Answers to all your questions about syphilis during pregnancy, including how to treat is safely -- and avoid harm to baby.

What’s the best way to treat syphilis during pregnancy?

A simple antibiotic can cure syphilis and prevent health problems in both you and your baby.

What can I do to prevent syphilis?

A monogamous sexual relationship with a faithful, syphilis-free partner will help you avoid the disease. If you’re unsure of your partner’s STD status, using condoms during sexual contact may help prevent the spread of syphilis. (It’s worth noting, though, that syphilis can be spread by skin-to-skin contact and condoms don’t always fully cover all possible infected surfaces.)

Are there any other resources for syphilis?

US Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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STDs During Pregnancy

What Blood Tests Do I Need During Pregnancy

Your Guide to Prenatal Tests and Doctor Visits

-- Rebecca Kolp, MD, ob-gyn and medical director at Massachusetts General Hospital West

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