Protection during pregnancy

A child is at risk of HIV infection or other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) during pregnancy and delivery. This can have serious consequences for the child’s health.

Women should protect themselves against an infection before and during pregnancy. During pregnancy, regular check-ups with your gynaecologist are essential. Some tests, such as the ones for HIV, syphilis and hepatits B, are standard during pregnancy check-ups. Others are possible depending on the situation.

Your doctor or your midwife can advise you on which tests and measures are necessary to protect your child.

The Safer Sex Check lets you know how to protect yourself against HIV and what you need to know about the other sexually transmitted infections (STIs)