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A 35-year-old female asked:

Have lot of fear of catching diseases like listeriosis,toxoplasmosis,herpes etc. in pregnancy. is it paranoia, ocd?can it affect my baby? what to do?

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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Possibly: You may have a form of anxiety. I suggest you contact a mental health professional to determine if this is something that needs to be addressed. There is literature that indicates the mood state of the mother impacts the fetus.

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Last updated Jan 23, 2015

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