February is Prenatal Infection Prevention Month, an observance to promote the awareness of infections transmitted from the mother to the baby. If you are pregnant or planning to have a baby in the future, it is important to learn about prenatal infection prevention. Prenatal infections are maternal infections which can be passed to the foetus through the placenta during pregnancy.
Some of these infections can be very serious and may cause premature delivery, miscarriage or stillbirth. This article will examine the causes of the most common prenatal infections, look at some warning signs and explain the most important recommendations for prenatal infection prevention.