A 24-year-old member asked:
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i am pregnant and ate food contaminated with listeria infection - will it harm my unborn child?

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Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Most likely no: There are some foods, like sushi or homemade unpasteurized cheese, that carry listeria that can lead to newborn infection and sepsis. It is best that you share this information with your OB immediately, so they can decide if the food you ingested was a suspected one, and if so how to treat you properly to avoid transmission to the fetus.
Answered on May 1, 2015
Dr. David LaMond
20 years experience Bariatrics
Probably not: It's unlikely, if u are still concerned. Follow up w your ob.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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