Gonorrhea can cause problems with a normal uterine pregnancy because a woman is more likely to have preterm labor and miscarriage. If the baby is a term delivery, the baby can be infected going through the birth canal. Untreated infection is usually of the eyes and can cause blindness, however other even more serious problems can occur.
A history of gonorrhea in the past is also a problem. Gonorrhea can cause scarring of the fallopian tubes which puts a women at risk for an ectopic pregnancy. If you have had gonorrhea in the past, especially if it was associated with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), please let your doctor know when you are pregnant.