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A 30-year-old female asked about a 23-year-old female:

can having chlamidyia cause motor development delay in my child?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mitzi Johnson
Integrative Medicine 36 years experience
Not really: Chlamydia during pregnancy is more known to cause eye infections and/or less frequently pneumonia in the newborn period. These are treatable and don't usually have negative outcomes if treated in a timely manner. The infection doesn't cause motor problems for older children.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Confusing question: Chlamydia can cause an eye infection or pneumonia in an infant.Both are treatable and seldom have long term consequences if treated. A mother having chlamydia has no direct effect on the baby during the pregnancy.The fetal sac and bag of waters protects the baby from germ entry prior to delivery.Only infections that have a blood phase can reach the baby during pregnancy.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What will affect the motor development of the child?

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Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Many things: Motor development is a complex series of gains in coordination and strength. In infants, lack of tummy-time can lead to late crawling due to weaker upper bodies. Other things affecting strength, such as weakness related to illness or genetic problems, can delay skills. Practice makes perfect (or close enough), so the best way to help motor development is to encourage new efforts!

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