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Can Lyme disease harm my unborn child?

Can Lyme disease harm my unborn child?

Yes: Untreated, lyme disease can be dangerous to your unborn child. Lyme disease that goes untreated can also cause you to have brain, nerve, spinal cord, and heart problems. With early treatment, these complications can be prevented. If you suspect that you may have lyme disease, see your physician. ...Read more

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Lyme Disease (Definition)

A condition caused by borrelia burgdorferi. Acute symptoms can include bullseye rash, headaches, joint pain, fever, and flu-like sx. Chronic symptoms can include fibromyalgia symptoms, nerve pain in extremities, mood swings, brain fog, heart problems. Lab diagnoses are not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more


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Can graves disease effect my unborn baby?

Can graves disease effect my unborn baby?

Yes: Possible complications of graves' disease during pregnancy include preterm birth, fetal thyroid dysfunction, poor fetal growth and preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a maternal condition that results in high blood pressure and elevated protein in urine. ...Read more

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Can toxoplasmosis harm my unborn child?

Can toxoplasmosis harm my unborn child?

Absolutely!: Toxoplasmosis can be very dangerous to an unborn fetus. Risk of transmission is increased later during pregnancy, but if contracted earlier, the fetus' outcome is worse. Toxo can cause visuospatial, hearing, and learning problems later in life. Fortunately, patients with toxo can be treated with antibiotics while still pregnant. Babies can be tested directly too. Ask your doctor for more info! ...Read more

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Can sepsis harm my unborn child?

Can sepsis harm my unborn child?

Yes: Any infection can harm a fetus, and sepsis (an infection that has become more severe) can even lead to fetal death (spontaneous abortion) or injury. While pregnancy does make you more vulnerable to infection, sepsis is still rare in pregnancy. If you have an infection, talk to your OB (or family doctor) about it quickly. ...Read more

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Can cytomegalovirus infections harm my unborn child?

Can cytomegalovirus infections harm my unborn child?

Depends: Serious complications such as sensorineural hearing loss and developmental delay are often noted in infants born to mothers who developed primary CMV infection (first time) during her pregnancy. ...Read more

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What damage can congenital malaria infection to my unborn child?

What damage can congenital malaria infection to my unborn child?

None to severe: Congenital malaria can affect the baby's size at birth and can increase risk for miscarriage, still born, or preterm. Also if brn with malaria, can become anemic, lethargic, poor feeding. ...Read more

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Can septasemia harm my unborn baby?

Can septasemia harm my unborn baby?

Septicemia: If you have a blood infection called sepsis, this is very dangerous during a pregnancy and should include hospitalization and IV antibiotics. Your question needs context! ...Read more

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Can antibiotics harm my unborn child?

Can antibiotics harm my unborn child?

Maybe: There is evidence that some antibiotics may have fetal interactions. Best check with your doctor before taking any. ...Read more

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Can adco-namapol harm your unborn child ?

Can adco-namapol harm your unborn child ?

No: This is paracetamol or acetaminophen and it is safe in recommended amounts to take during pregnancy. All the best. ...Read more

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Can fifth disease be harmful to my toddler?

Can fifth disease be harmful to my toddler?

Not generally: Once the rash of fifth disease is present, children are no longer contagious. The rash may return over the following weeks-months with exercise or sunlight but is not worrisome. Some children may get joint pains that usually resolve in 2-4 weeks without long term complications. Other than not feeling well, it is generally not a harmful disease. ...Read more

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How do anti-depressants in the mother affect an unborn baby?

How do anti-depressants in the mother affect an unborn baby?

Potential harm: All drugs have toxic effects and are automatically sent to the fetus. There may or may not be harm because it is unpredictable and side effects from drugs are multiple, partcularly since the fetus is very small in comparison to the size of the mother. ...Read more

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Can mold affect my unborn child?

Can mold affect my unborn child?

Curious question: Your unborn child is in a cocoon of tissues that wall off any intrusion during development.The only access to the fetus is trough the blood,filtered by the placenta. No agent,including mold,that is not traveling though your blood can get to baby. If you were to have some sort of bad allergic response to mold, it might stress baby, but I can't see where any chance exposure you have will do anything ...Read more

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Can you tell me the infectious diseases that would affect an unborn child when the mother has it?

Most all infectious: Diseases that a mother has when pregnant, will pass to the unborn child. They are too numerous to list. ...Read more

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Can a mother pass hepatits c to her unborn child? And what side effects would the child have?

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Can a mother pass hepatits c to her unborn child? And what side effects would the child have?

Yes: Approximately 5% of infants born to women infected by hepatitis c acquire the infection. Infected child develops chronic hepatitis, potentially leading to liver cirrhosis. ...Read more

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How can i kill an unborn baby without my health being in risk?

How can i kill an unborn baby without my health being in risk?

Not by yourself: You cannot do this yourself without endangering your life. Don't try. Get professional care now. If you don't have a regular doctor you trust, visit a Planned Parenthood or health department reproductive health clinic; or call a hotline; or mabe school nurse. Beware of services that claim to help but may stand in your way if you feel you must terminate the pregnancy. It's your right. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will anaphylaxis harm my unborn baby?

Will anaphylaxis harm my unborn baby?

Yes: Anaphylaxis in the mother may cause profound distress in the fetus. Be sure to have a couple of Epinephrine injectors with you at all times and take extra precaution on the triggers. ...Read more

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Can my child catch fifth disease from our pet?

No: Although it is true that there is a parvovirus which infects animals, it is different from the parvovirus b19 that causes fifth's disease. These two viruses are different and are not transferred between animals and humans. ...Read more

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I have health issues with my heart. Can it pose any risk to my unborn child?

I have health issues with my heart. Can it pose any risk to my unborn child?

Yes: Idk what kind of issues and i can't tell you any more. But, you need to be follow by your cardiologists and a high risk obstetric specialist at a tertiary hospital with good neonatal care. Good luck. ...Read more