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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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Dr. Monica Shah
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Toxoplasmosis (Definition)

An infection caused by the parasite Toxoplasma Gondii. It is found in various animals and birds, but the primary hosts of the parasite are cats. It takes about 1-2 weeks for symptoms to develop, which can involve the brain, lung, ...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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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 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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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 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 hunger harm my unborn baby?

Can hunger harm my unborn baby?

That depends: If you mean that you are eating a meal 1-2 hours late, so you are hungry, then no, this is fine. If you mean you are not eating regular meals or not getting enough nutrition, then yes, this can harm your unborn baby. ...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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Will the rabies vaccine harm my unborn child?

Will the rabies vaccine harm my unborn child?

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

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Can crying do any harm to my unborn baby?

Can crying do any harm to my unborn baby?

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

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Can bladder infections harm my unborn baby during pregnancy?

Can bladder infections harm my unborn baby during pregnancy?

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

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Can my cat give my child toxoplasmosis?

Can my cat give my child toxoplasmosis?

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 more

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Can indergistion harm my baby?

Can indergistion harm my baby?

Confusing question: If you are pregnant & have indigestion it will not harm the fetus. All babies have indigestion on occasion & it can lead to real fussy behavior.The doc can provide some treatments if needed. ...Read more

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Can suboxin hurt an unborn child?

Can suboxin hurt an unborn child?

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

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Will too much tuna harm my unborn child?

Will too much tuna harm my unborn child?

Depends: Canned tuna has a higher mercury content than natural fresh tuna. Tuna consumption should be limited to once a week. ...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