Dr. Brass-Jones explains if you should approach pregnancy differently if you have an STD.
If a woman is pregnant and she has a sexually transmitted disease, or suspects she has a sexually transmitted disease, or perhaps hasn’t had her follow up after her treatment, she should be very honest with her doctor and just approach it in a very honest and straightforward way.
And her doctor will be there to help her because it is not only her health we are really concerned about but it’s also her baby’s health.
There is always a possibility in pregnancy that if a woman has a sexually transmitted disease it can be passed to her baby.
That’s why we do early testing and early treatment and we always do a follow up culture to make sure we have gotten that disease taken care of.
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.