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How could rubella be passed to a baby during pregnancy?

How could rubella be passed to a baby during pregnancy?

Mother has it: Rubella can only reach a baby in the womb if it travels there through mothers blood. If the mom was immunized or had it as a kid, she will never have rubella enter her blood. If she did not, she could be exposed to anyone with it and get the disease. During mothers illness, which is usually mild, the germ enters baby and cause permanent damage. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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What should be the result of rubella IgG test during 9 weeks pregnancy?

What should be the result of rubella IgG test during 9 weeks pregnancy?

Depends: The rubella blood test is checking to see if you are immune to the rubella virus. Rubella, also known as german measles, can cause problems for the baby if the mom gets it while pregnant. If igg is positive then she is immune and she doesn't need to worry about german measles. If negative she needs to avoid sick people with rash, and get immunized after delivery. ...Read more

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Im 12w pregnant now & my recent rubella result: igg +ve 27 igm equivocal 1.15 i never had any rash / fever during my pregnancy. Is my baby safe?

Im 12w pregnant now & my recent rubella result:
igg +ve 27
igm equivocal 1.15
i never had any rash / fever during my pregnancy. Is my baby safe?

Probably: Early in pregnancy babies will generally miscarry or be fine. Not all babies will have congenital rubella and the fact you didn't get sick and have good igg if a good sign; the igm is likely a "red herring", it isn't part of the usual screening anyway, just the igg; good luck, it should be fine. ...Read more

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Anybody know the death rate for rubella in pregnancy?

Hard to know: Rubella during pregnancy is known to cause miscarriage, or fetal deaths but the numbers are hard to come by.It can be a mild flu like illness in mom that triggers an early miscarriage & is never recognized.Birth defects in baby approach 85% for infection in the first 12 wks, dropping to ~50% from 12-16 wks. The earlier the infection the worse the general outcome.Sad but preventable by vaccines. ...Read more

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How deadly is rubella IgM virus for a 26 weeks pregnancy?

Confusing question: There is no Rubella IGM Virus that I know of.There is a common screening test for IGM antibody created after a rubella infection. If you have high IGM levels indicating a recent rubella infection, it is worrisome.Rubella during pregnancy can lead to injury to the eyes, ears and other organs.Babies can be born deaf, blind and with other defects. ...Read more

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Can rubella IgM be positive in early pregnancy?

Should not: IgM (immunoglobulin M) is a class of antibodies that are produced in the early phase of an acute infection. Later antibodies of the IgG class are formed. Past infection or vaccination leads to positive IgG antiboies. If IgM antibodies are positive, the test should be first repeated to ensure it is not false positive. If it is truly positive it suggests acute infection with Rubella. ...Read more

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Could rubella IgM be positive in early pregnancy?

Only if Infected: Rubella IgM indicates recent infection. Rubella IgG indicates old infection. If your IgM is elvated you need to discuss this with your OB/GYN ASAP. ...Read more

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My rubella is neg in first pregnancy what does it means?

Immunity or not?: Your Rubella test should have given you a value to indicate immunity or not. If there is "no immunity" your OB will tell you that you have risk to your unborn child of malformations when exposed to Rubella. (German measles). ...Read more

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Hello dr. I had an abortion of 5 weeks pregnancy because there was no growth.Rubella test after abortion showed as positive.Can i plan for next baby?

?question confusing?: A positive rubella test could show a recent or long past infection. If recent, it might have been the issue with no growth, if long past, something else was likely the cause.If yours is now + you won't need to worry about rubella for future pregnancies. As long as your system has recovered from the procedure, i see no reason not to try. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Bernstein
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Rubella (Definition)

Rubella is generally a benign communicable exanthematous disease. The major complication of rubella is its teratogenic effects when pregnant women contract the disease, especially in the early weeks of gestation. Because of the successful immunization program in the US since 1969, rubella infection and congenital rubella syndrome ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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German Measles (Definition)

German measles, also called rubella, is a viral infection that often causes a rash spreading from the face to the rest of the body, as well as fever, headache, and runny nose. Infection during pregnancy can cause severe birth defects or ...Read more