/How does gonorrhea affect a pregnant woman and her baby?

If a pregnant woman has gonorrhea, she may give the infection to her baby during a vaginal delivery. This can cause blindness, joint infection or a life-threatening blood infection in the baby.

Treatment of gonorrhea as soon as it is detected in pregnant women will lower the risk of these problems. Pregnant women should see a doctor for examination, testing and treatment, if needed.

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