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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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Trichomoniasis During Pregnancy

How trichomoniasis affects pregnancy -- and what to do if you have it.

What’s the best way to treat trichomoniasis?

That’s where things get tricky. (No pun intended.) Trich is highly treatable, but there’s some concern that the drug of choice -- metronidazole (Flagyl) -- might be harmful to an unborn baby, especially in the first three months of pregnancy. Your doctor will work with you to determine whether the benefits of treatment outweigh the risks.

What can I do to prevent trichomoniasis?

Insist on safe sex. If you’re in a mutually monogamous relationship -- and you both test clean for STIs -- you have nothing to worry about. But if you have any doubts at all about your partner’s STI/STD status, insist on condoms.

What do other pregnant moms do when they have trichomoniasis?

“[When I was] seven weeks [pregnant] and a few days, I was spotting and had my [SO] take me to the ER…the spotting [turned out] to be because of Trich, a fairly common STD, and not because of baby.”

“I discovered I had this when I was pregnant with DS. I found out at my 12 week appointment, I did use [a prescribed] gel and everything was fine.”

“I’m taking my prescription as directed and now have peace of mind.”

Are there any other resources for trichomoniasis?

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

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-- Deborah Ottenheimer, MD, ob-gyn at Ottenheimer Healthcare in New York

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