Jennifer Lewy, MSW
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.
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
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Last reviewed May 2016 by Michael Woods, MD
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