Symptoms of infection in pregnancy vary depending on the infection. Infections such as cytomegalovirus (CMV), group B streptococcal disease (GBS), toxoplasmosis, and some sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) may not have any physical symptoms. Or, an infection may cause mild, flu-like symptoms. If you think you have an infection during your pregnancy, it is important to talk to your doctor as soon as possible.

    
  • Symptoms of parvovirus B19 (fifth disease) may include:     
  • Joint pain
  • Tiredness
  • Rash on the face, trunk, arms, and legs
  • Symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) may include:     
  • Itching around vagina
  • Discharge from vagina
  • Pain during sex
  • Pain in the pelvic area
  • Sores or blisters in the pelvic area
  • Symptoms of chorioamnionitis may include:     
  • High temperature
  • Rapid heartbeat (the baby may also have a rapid heartbeat)
  • Sweating
  • A uterus that is tender to the touch
  • A discharge from the vagina that has an unusual smell
  • Symptoms of listeriosis may include:     
  • Mild, flu-like symptoms
  • Headaches
  • Muscle aches
  • Fever
  • If listeriosis spreads to the nervous system it can cause stiff neck, disorientation, or convulsions.
  • Symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI) may include:     
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Discomfort or burning feeling when urinating
  • Sense of incomplete bladder emptying
  • Aching pain over the bladder
  • Blood in the urine
  • Need to urinate frequently
  • If the UTI moves to the kidneys and into the blood stream, it can cause pelvic pain, back pain, vomiting, fever, and early labor.
  • Symptoms of chickenpox infection may include:     
  • Fever
  • Itchy rash
  • Weakness
  • Chills
  • Headache