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

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

Maybe,maybe not: As long as the germ does not enter your blood, the risk to baby is minimal.That risk would depend on how sick you become and how that detracts from your ability to carry the pregnancy.If the infection is limited to your intestines and you recover over time, the baby should not be effected at all. ...Read more

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Dr. Ralph Wharton
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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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Would boiling corn on the cob in a pressure cooker kill all potential germs like listeria or salmonella? Just wondering as I am pregnant.

Would boiling corn on the cob in a pressure cooker kill all potential germs like listeria or salmonella? Just wondering as I am pregnant.

Yse: Autoclaves which are used to sterilize medical instruments are basically pressure cookers. Any thing cooked in a pressure cooker should be safe from infection for a pregnant woman unless the food is left around at room temperature for awhile after cooking. Your concern tells me what a lucky baby this is. You are going to be a great mom. ...Read more

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I am pregnant and ate food contaminated with salmonella, will it harm my unborn child?

I am pregnant and ate food contaminated with salmonella, will it harm my unborn child?

Probably not: Especially if you don't get sick . Just because you were expose does not mean you will certainly get sick . Even if you do baby should be fine ! congratulations on your pregnancy! ...Read more

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Possibly ate a very small undercooked piece of chicken. I'm pregnant 32 weeks. What should I watch for? Should I worry about salmonella?

Possibly ate a very small undercooked piece of chicken. I'm pregnant 32 weeks. What should I watch for? Should I worry about salmonella?

Vomiting + diarrhea : Salmonella is the main concern but there is also the possibility of listeria. Tell your doctor about your concern. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea , fever and pain are the main things to watch for . ...Read more

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6 hrs ago i ate meat satay. 6 weeks pregnant. Just now i read that it may containt salmonella n e.Coli. No symptomps untill now. Is it okay?

6 hrs ago i ate meat satay. 6 weeks pregnant. Just now i read that it may containt salmonella n e.Coli. No symptomps untill now. Is it okay?

Probably OK: You are most likley fine if having no symptoms. If you develop nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or abdominal pain, please contact your physician. Always make sure you consume fully cooked meats when pregnant. ...Read more

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Is eating an egg cooked in the microwave safe? I'm 11 weeks pregnant. It should kill any salmonella if cooked all the way through, right?

If cooked well: It should be ok but microwave ovens can supply uneven cooking. Salmonella can be found, if present, in the part of the egg that becomes the egg white. ...Read more

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11 wks pregnant. Heard about recall on almond butter for salmonella. Finished jar last wk. Had mild nausea (assumed was pregnancy) Should I be worried?

11 wks pregnant. Heard about recall on almond butter for salmonella. Finished jar last wk. Had mild nausea (assumed was pregnancy) Should I be worried?

No worries: If the product wasn't on the recall and/or you only experienced mild symptoms, then you should be fine. Be sure to maintain good hydration and monitor for any worsening symptoms such as diarrhea or fever. ...Read more

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I have 3 snakes and a leopard gecko, people are telling me I am going to get salmonella and kill my unborn child. Is this true? I am 26 weeks pregnant

I have 3 snakes and a leopard gecko, people are telling me I am going to get salmonella and kill my unborn child. Is this true? I am 26 weeks pregnant

Salmonella: Reptiles do commonly carry salmonella. It doesn't cause any problem in them, but it can be passed to an 'owner'. If you keep the reptiles you have to be ultra obsessive about hand washing. If you leave these creatures out they also can contaminate surfaces like a floor or table. That is very bad for a crawling baby or toddler. If you got Salmonella while pregnant you wouldn't necessarily abort. ...Read more

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If salmonella gets in the vagina or in the cervix when pregnant or just before becoming pregnant, as in during luteal phase, could it harm the fetus?

If salmonella gets in the vagina or in the cervix when pregnant or just before becoming pregnant, as in during luteal phase, could it harm the fetus?

Potentially: This would be very unusual but potentially any infection in the cervix might hurt the fetus. Note that there is a cervical plug that acts as a barrier to infection that does help. I am not sure how this would be introduced but if this is a major concern then ask your ob doctor. Best wishes ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Salmonella (Definition)

Is a bacterium which is a cause of gastrointestinal infection presenting with fever and diarrhea for 4-7 days and is transmitted as a zoonosis, that is, directly or indirectly from an animal host such as chickens or their eggs. Only salmonella typhi is ...Read more