Dr. Brass-Jones explains how gonorrhea and chlamydia can affect your pregnancy and discusses why chlamydia and gonorrhea often present together.
Gonorrhea is tested for very early on in pregnancy so that’s why it’s important to go in early on in pregnancy and have all the testing done that is necessary for healthy pregnancy and birth.
So if we find gonorrhea we will treat it early on in pregnancy to avoid any complications later on in pregnancy.
We will treat somebody with the antibiotic and then we will re-culture them approximately two weeks later.
Chlamydia will also be tested for early on in pregnancy. It will be treated and two weeks later, re-cultured.
For both gonorrhea and Chlamydia we ask that the person’s partner, the woman’s partner also be treated to avoid a re-infection of the bacteria because they can cause severe problems in a pregnancy if left untreated.
Chlamydia and gonorrhea are commonly found infected together and are commonly treated together and this is important because we don’t want to let’s say miss a diagnosis of one of those bacteria.
About Dr. Christine Brass-Jones, D.O.:
Dr. Christine Brass-Jones, D.O., was born and raised in Flushing, New York, attended college on Long Island at SUNY Stony Brook, and left New York for Iowa to attend medical school at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines. Dr. Brass-Jones chose osteopathic medicine because of its holistic view of caring for the patient. She finished a traditional internship and then a residency in OB/GYN at Mesa General Hospital in Mesa, Arizona. She is board certified and does deliveries and surgeries at Banner Gateway Hospital in Gilbert, Arizona.
Dr. Brass-Jones joined a traditional OB/GYN practice in 2000 after completing residency but was not satisfied with her decision. Over the next two years she concentrated on the development of an integrated medical center that would focus on women as the core of the family and helping them to create wellness within themselves. They would then be able to extend this wellness to their families, creating healthier family units.