The infection can be passed onto the baby during delivery and cause eye infections and possible pneumonia. (If your baby has these symptoms after delivery and you have not been tested then consider testing at this stage).
Untreated chlamydia may affect future pregnancies by increasing the risk of infertility and ectopic pregnancy.
There is some evidence that pregnant women with chlamydia may have a higher risk of early delivery and low birth weight.
pregnancy and there is no evidence
that the treatment will affect
your baby. You may chose to be
tested during your pregnancy or
to wait until after delivery.
If you are tested and the result
is positive, it is important that
your partner is also
tested and treated.
The test for chlamydia is simple – just one quick and painless test that you do yourself. You do NOT need to be examined!
To find your local chlamydia screening services enter your post code or select your region on the map.