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what happens if a pregnant woman gets strep

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
41 years experience Pediatrics
No: It should not be. Use same precautions as with any other infections.Report to your OB if exposed to fifth's disease!
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: Even if you get a strep throat it is unlikely to hurt the unborn.Any illness that mom experiences during pregnancy that has a "blood" phase (germs ci ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It depends: Viral cardiomyopathy, any cardiomyopathy, in a pregnant woman is dangerous not only for her but her unborn child. The maternal heart is called upon t ... Read More
Dr. Jennifer Peura
21 years experience Cardiology
Cardiomyopathy : This can be quite serious. She should see a maternal fetal medicine specialist as well as cardiologist who specializes in heart failure.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Mononucleosis: " there are no known associations between active ebv infection and problems during pregnancy, such as miscarriages or birth defects."----------------- ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Take vitamin D: Hi. Why doesn't the pregnant woman just take enough vitamin D??? And no, the fetal skeleton will recover fine once it gets enough vitamin D, so in the ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
37 years experience Pediatrics
Discuss With Doctor: Unborn baby diagnosed with “Wilms”. Neonatal Wilms Tumor is a malignancy of the kidney, detected by prenatal ultrasound. Can occur with anomalies of ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Gapp
40 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: No that statement is not true.
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Dr. Ralph Boling
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly, but : unproven. So far no studies support this, but breast milk could have protective antibodies, giving some passive immunity. Best to try to prevent infec ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: The risk is about 15% that the fetus will be infected if exposed in the first trimester. The earlier that the fetus is exposed, the more severe the r ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
27 years experience Radiation Oncology
Possibly: The placenta may stop cancer cells in the mother's blood from going to the fetus. A fetus's developing immune system may also kill cancer cells that ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
POLIOMYELITIS: If a pregnant woman get sick with polio, antibodies will be transmitted to the baby therefore baby is protected from getting sick due to immunity.

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