Many infections are tested right in the beginning of pregnancy as part of the antenatal care package.
However, some infections can develop during pregnancy. Therefore, if a woman notices anything abnormal or does not feel well, it is good to see the responsible health professional right away, as infections can be treated easily and effectively if they are diagnosed in time.
A good example for an effective treatment if noticed early is a regular vaginal infection. Pregnant women should be aware of potential infections such as gastro-intestinal or urinary tract infections, viral infections such as cytomegalovirus (CMV), hepatitis or HIV (although relatively rare), sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia, but also blood-born diseases such as toxoplasmosis.