The type of treatment depends on the kind of infection you have. Infections caused by bacteria will be treated with antibiotics. Your doctor will prescribe antibiotics that are safe to use during pregnancy. If you have a viral infection, such as herpes or hepatitis, your doctor will give you antiviral medications. For some infections, particularly viral infections like CMV and fifth disease, there is no medication available. Your doctor will carefully monitor your health and the health of your developing baby.
Treatment options include:
- Reviewer: Andrea Chisholm, MD; Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 07/2013 -
- Update Date: 05/11/2013 -