Chorioamnionitis and Its Risk to Mothers June 28, 2013/in Video Blog by Birth Injury Justice Chorioamnionitis and Its Risk to MothersWe’re talking about an infection that starts in the mother and progresses to the baby. So it can be pretty limited. It can be limited to the urinary tract infection that we talked about, the vaginitis. But in certain cases, probably because of the same mediated response that occurs in the baby, the mom can end up with pelvic thrombophlebitis, which is very serious. and more widely and recognized, septic shock, which unfortunately can result in the death of the mother as well as the fetus.