Chlamydia is a silent sexual disease because most people who are affected by it do not observe any symptoms. In United States this disease is common among people who are above 13 years because they are sexually active.
However this infection can be transmitted even to younger girls or boys if elder people infected with this disease do oral, vaginal or anal sex with them.
Chlamydia affects both men and women. However pregnant women have to be very cautious about this disease. If they get infected by it they can face many complications. Given below are some effects of chlamydia on pregnant women.
The infection of chlamydia gets transmitted to the child (fetus) through the birth canal. This can cause immense harm to the unborn child and when the child is born, he/she may be suffering from serious eye problem also known as conjunctivitis (pink eye). This disease also causes pneumonia among newborn children. Newborns can also suffer from respiratory problems.
If chlamydia is not treated in time, it can cause severe disorders in the victim’s reproductive system. Pregnant women can experience premature child birth if they are infected with this disease.
Chlamydia is caused and spread through bacteria. When a male does anal sex with a female partner, and if anyone of them is infected with chlamydia, the other can get it. In chlamydia the victim experiences rectum pain and bleeding and she may feel the urge of urinating frequently.
The sufferer may also experience burning sensation while urinating. Women with vaginal infection of chlamydia may bleed after sex and experience pain during intercourse. Women who are involved in oral sex may also get throat infection of chlamydia.
Chlamydia causes birth defects and if the infection spreads to the fallopian tubes, PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) is caused. If chlamydia infection is not treated timely, it can damage fallopian tube permanently and women may become incapable in giving birth to any child in future.
Therefore the moment pregnant women find that they are infected with chlamydia, they should get it treated. Every pregnant woman should get tested whether she is affected with chlamydia disease or not because it hardly shows any signs. Be cautious, take preventive measures and have healthy pregnancy and delivery.