Not everyone experiences symptoms of a sexually transmitted disease (STD), but those who do usually experience them for 1 to 2 weeks. After the symptoms have gone away, it is possible to go many years without any further symptoms, even though the infection remains in the body. If you are pregnant and have an STD, it is possible to transmit the infection to your baby during delivery. This can lead to serious health problems for your baby.
If you are pregnant, it is important to speak with your healthcare provider about getting the right exam, tests, and treatment. Treating an STD as soon as possible will reduce the chances of your baby having health problems. The fact sheets available are intended for healthcare providers and others with specific questions about STDs.