Infection in Pregnancy
Infectious complications in pregnancy include maternal or fetal morbidity, teratogenic or developmental abnormalities, and disruption of the course of pregnancy.
Management of infection during pregnancy begins with thorough preconception evaluation.
Routine screening of all prenatal patients for common asymptomatic infections is a cornerstone of prenatal care.
Women should be screened by history for signs or symptoms that are suggestive of common infectious complications of pregnancy at each prenatal visit.