About Infectious Disease and Pregnancy


Complicated infections can pose unique challenges during pregnancy. In partnership with your primary care physician or obstetrician, our multidisciplinary team of maternal-fetal medicine specialists, infectious disease specialists, nurses and social workers can help coordinate care for infectious disease complications during pregnancy for you and your growing baby.

Whenever possible, we encourage patients with pre-existing infectious diseases to begin planning with your medical team before conception to best understand the risks of pregnancy, optimize your health, and prepare to manage your condition safely. Some infections do not predate the pregnancy and are diagnosed when already pregnant. We will work with you and your obstetric providers to provide recommendations at the time of diagnosis.

Infectious diseases that may affect a pregnancy include:

An infectious disease may also infect your growing baby. We counsel, diagnose and manage pregnancies alongside our infectious disease colleagues to coordinate follow-up care for the baby after delivery.

Our team of experts offer highly specialized care for patients with a wide range of infectious diseases, and we welcome physician and patient referrals for anyone with concerns about an infectious disease complicating your pregnancy.