There is a chance if you don't get antibiotics that it can be passed to
the baby, and if it is passed to
the baby it can be really damaging to
their immune systems and possibly even fatal. They give you IV antibiotics during your labor and pay closer attention to the baby when s/he is born. I had it with my first born, and had the antibiotics and he was fine they didn't have to give him anything other than the usual eye drops and tests.