You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors for infection in pregnancy. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Infections in Pregnancy
About Your Risk of Developing Infections in Pregnancy
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
About Your Outlook
Questions to ask: bacterial vaginosis. National Women’s Health Resource Center website. Available at: http://www.healthywomen.org/condition/bacterial-vaginosis . Updated October 28, 2009. Accessed July 29, 2013.
Questions to ask: chlamydia. National Women’s Health Resource Center website. Available at: http://www.healthywomen.org/condition/chlamydia . Updated February 12, 2013. Accessed July 29, 2013.
Tips for talking to your doctor. American Academy of Family Physicians Family Doctor website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/healthcare-management/working-with-your-doctor/tips-for-talking-to-your-doctor.html . Updated November 2010. Accessed July 29, 2013.
Understanding HIV. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/whatishiv.html . Updated May 29, 2013. Accessed July 29, 2013.
Last reviewed May 2014 by Andrea Chisholm, MD
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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