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I am pregnant, will there be complications with a listeria infection?

I am pregnant, will there be complications with a listeria infection?

See below: If you are pregnant and are infected with listeria, you are at an increased risk of : miscarriage premature delivery infection to the newborn death to the newborn (about 22% of cases of perinatal listeriosis result in stillbirth or neonatal death). Get checked asap if you think you might have been exposed or infected. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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


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5 months pregnant and ate lunch meat two days in a row should I be worried about getting listeria?

Probably not: Unless there is a recall of the brand you ate you are probably fine. In the future avoid soft, unpasteurized cheeses such as Brie and Camembert and if you still want to eat lunch meat and are worried, heat it. Heat kills Listeria. In the meantime if you have any symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, or fever, see your doctor, early treatment will protect your baby. http://www.foodsafety.gov/poisoning/causes/bacteriaviruses/listeria/ ...Read more

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At 7 months pregnant should I be concerned about listeria? I want to eat deli meat but don't want to pug baby at risk

At 7 months pregnant should I be concerned about listeria? I want to eat deli meat but don't want to pug baby at risk

Cook it: The best idea with deli meat (and i realize that it doesn't sound appetizing at all times!) is to heat your deli meat. Problems for listeria do lessen with advancing gestational age, but can still occur, so be safe. Best wishes for pregnancy! ...Read more

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Why does being pregnant make your chances of contracting listeria higher? Do you have a suppressed ammune system when pregnant?

Why does being pregnant make your chances of contracting listeria higher? Do you have a suppressed ammune system when pregnant?

Listeria pregnancy: Yes the reason pregnant women are at 10-20x higher risk of catching pregnancy is likely due to changes in their immune system. The bigger danger is that listeria can cross the placenta and infect the baby. ...Read more

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Pregnant. Can my baby be infected with listeria without me having any symptoms or knowing I have it? Very worried about listeria.

Pregnant. Can my baby be infected with listeria without me having any symptoms or knowing I have it? Very worried about listeria.

Very unlikely: If you have no symptoms and have not consumed any suspicious foods, it is unlikely. If you had consumed suspicious foods and have fever & gastrointestinal symptoms, your doctor can order blood & stool tests to have you tested. ...Read more