Congenital syphilis is syphilis transmitted to your baby during pregnancy and while you’re delivering your baby. The bacteria can travel via your bloodstream, and since you and your baby are connected through the umbilical cord which carries oxygenated blood and nutrients to your baby, you will be transmitting the disease to your unborn child as well.

 

It’s so important that you immediately get tested for syphilis and receive prompt treatment of antibiotics so you won’t infect your child. Early detection and treatment can help save your unborn child and prevent bacterial infection.