thread: Genital Warts

  1. #1
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2005
    Brisbane
    113

    Genital Warts

    I am hoping some one can help, has anyone here had them when pregnant and how does this effect the baby?

    Thanks for your help.

    Jules


  2. #2
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    May 2005
    Good ole NZ !!
    1,870

    I think if they have not been treated that there IS a risk for the baby.... my XBF's mum works for a sexual health clinic I will try & ask her...

    If you are concerned I would deffinatley see your GP...

  3. #3
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2005
    Brisbane
    113

    Thanks Brookey for your response.

    Jules

  4. #4
    BellyBelly Member

    Jun 2005
    NSW South Coast
    712

    Julie,

    i have heard that its fine during pregnancy, the only time that you need to worry is if you are having an outbreak during labour as you can transmit the infection to the baby.

    im not sure if this is right but i would really like to find out about it as its worrying me too.

  5. #5
    BellyBelly Professional Support Panel

    Nov 2005
    QLD
    3,068

    Hi Julie

    Genital warts may get larger during pregnancy, making it difficult to urinate. If the warts are in the vagina or on the cervix, they can make the vagina less elastic and cause obstruction during delivery. Warts can be passed on to the baby at birth. It is uncommon but possible for infants born to women with genital warts develop warts in their throats. This is a potentially life-threatening condition for the child, requiring frequent laser surgery to prevent obstruction of the breathing passages. Genital warts can be treated in a number of ways. Your Doctor can suggest the best treatment for you.

  6. #6
    Pietta Guest

    Wow Alan isnt it awesome having you on here!!

  7. #7
    BellyBelly Professional Support Panel

    Nov 2005
    QLD
    3,068

    Thank you Pietta

  8. #8
    Cass Guest

    I had one develop while I was pregnant - and it disappeared soon after.

    Sadly - I had no idea what it was - until the day I was in labour!!!

    And I had no futher problems.