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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Rabies vaccine: Rabies vaccine is under class C, that means that animal studies revealed a harmful or teratogenic effects on the fetus or there is no controlled studies on pregnant women, you need to weigh your options, risk vs benefit, if you were exposed & at risk for contracting rabies you have no choice but to take the vaccine with close F/U with your obstitrician. Wishing you & baby good luck. ...Read more
No: Congratulations on your pregnancy. People will tell you this should be a joyful time, but human emotions are complex and often incomprehensible. If you find yourself tearing up for no reason, perhaps you can talk with your physician and get help learning ways to manage your thoughts. If there's a clear source of sorrow in your life, your physician or another wise person is a resource. ...Read more
Yes: And it can harm you. Please stop and seek medical care. ...Read more
Anything possible: But not likely. If the infection remains confined to the urinary tract there is little evidence that this will be harmful to the fetus. Get better and have a great baby. ...Read more
Yes.: One can contract toxoplasmosis by consuming food or water contaminated with cat feces or by contaminated environmental samples (such as fecal-contaminated soil or changing the litter box of a pet cat). Children are particularly vulnerable because of poor hand hygiene. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Methadone v Buprenor: American college of obgyn 2012: “supports the use of Buprenorphine as a potential first-line medication for pregnant opioid-dependent women who are new to treatment”. Currently, in opioid-dependent pregnant women we use either Methadone or Buprenorphine as 1st line therapy (subutex, not suboxone). Due to its experience most favor methadone; has less exposure to litigation but not necessary better. ...Read more
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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