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Can pregnant women catch the disease hand foot and mouth?

Can pregnant women catch the disease hand foot and mouth?

Yes: Anyone , infant to older adult can catch the strains of virus that can trigger the hfm pattern.Pregnancy does not confer protection from the germ. If mom never had the strain as a kid she could get it while pregnant. ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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My 2 young children have hand foot and mouth disease. Is it harmful to me if I am 7.5 months pregnant?

My 2 young children have hand foot and mouth disease.  Is it harmful to me if I am 7.5 months pregnant?

Should be fine: 95% of kids by age 3 have had this and as high as 99% by the time you get to kindergarten. What that boils down to is you almost 100% have had this and are immune, having antibodies that protect both you and the unborn baby. You have a better chance winning the lottery than coming down with the illness, so don't worry! ...Read more

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I am 24 weeks pregnant & I am immune to fifths disease, does that mean I am immune to the hand, foot, and mouth disease?

I am 24 weeks pregnant & I am immune to fifths disease, does that mean I am immune to the hand, foot, and mouth disease?

See note: No. No one is immune to a virus of this nature since a vaccine is not available. It is very uncommon if your an adult and is usually only found in immunocompromised patients if so. ...Read more

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I have painful hand foot and mouth disease caught from son on hands feet mouth and scalp I'm also 4 weeks pregnant any risks? Or advice I can follow?

I have painful hand foot and mouth disease caught from son on hands feet mouth and scalp I'm also 4 weeks pregnant any risks? Or advice I can follow?

H/F/M: One strain of a coxsackie virus that causes blisters in the area of the mouth, hands, feet and buttock. There is minimal risk to the fetus but will rarely cause miscarriage. Trying to avoid exposure is too late, you have the disease. I hope all goes well for you and your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Do I need to be concerned if my toddler has hand, foot & mouth disease & I am 21 weeks pregnant?

Do I need to be concerned if my toddler has hand, foot & mouth disease & I am 21 weeks pregnant?

Not specifically: Most women will have had the viral infection that produces HFM in childhood and be immune for their lifetime. I do see the germ pass to adults occasionally. At 21 weeks you baby has formed all its basic structure, so the most vulnerable period has passed.I know of no reported HFM effects to the fetus if a mother becomes infected.You should know in a week or so if you get it.If so let your OB know. ...Read more

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I am 24 weeks pregnant & my son may have hand, foot, mouth disease. Is this harmful to my unborn baby?

I am 24 weeks pregnant & my son may have hand, foot, mouth disease. Is this harmful to my unborn baby?

See note. : Considering hfamd is a virus that is transmissible during the early stages of first recognizing the signs and symptoms. The virus is not commonly transmitted to adults so your chances of contracting this virus and affecting your pregnancy is unlikely. ...Read more

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Hand foot and mouth, pregnant, what to do now?

Hand foot and mouth, pregnant, what to do now?

Chicken Soup: HFM disease is caused by a virus which is self limited (meaning that it will be taken care of by your immune system). There is little information about the disease in pregnancy but it is generally considered not harmful. I recommend a good bowl of chicken soup and some TLC from your significant other. Here is a website with more info: http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/1111.aspx?CategoryID=54#close ...Read more

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Im six week pregnant ihave a small boy had hand, foot and mouth diseas hfmd can this virus be adanger on me and my pregnancy ?

Im six week pregnant ihave a small boy had hand, foot and mouth diseas hfmd can this virus be adanger on me and my pregnancy ?

Not a likely issue: Most adults have acquired lifelong immunity to the viruses of hfm in their own childhood, yet every few years a strain will affect local adults.This issue has been looked at repeatedly over the past 50 + years and i find no record of any link to a birth defect: see www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/sites/gquery for access to database.All preg have a basic risk of some surprises but i don't see this as a cause. ...Read more

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Hi im nearly 9weeks pregnant and work in a nursery there is a case of chicken pox going around and suspected hand foot and mouth is this safe for baby?

Hi im nearly 9weeks pregnant and work in a nursery there is a case of chicken pox going around and suspected hand foot and mouth is this safe for baby?

Find out immunity: You should have your doctor see if you are immune to chicken pox. If you are you don't have to worry about that. ...Read more

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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more