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Pregnancy screening

Published on 27 September 2019

Infectious diseases

Infectious diseases are conditions that can be passed from a mother to her baby during pregnancy. These include:

  • hepatitis B
  • syphilis
  • human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

Screening for infectious diseases usually occurs as early as possible, but can be done at any point in the pregnancy.

Women can find out more about infectious diseases on the NHS Inform website.