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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. Andrew Berry
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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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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

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Hi sir, I have rubella IgG -2.7 and rubella igm-0.36, I have problem for pregnancy time?

No: That titer is consistent with old infection, not active infection. There is no issue. ...Read more

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Hi i'm not pregnant.But i want to have a baby. Clinical test shows that my rubella lgg = 70.8 and rubella lgm=2.66. Can i go for pregnancy?

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i'm not pregnant.But i want to have a baby. Clinical test shows that my rubella lgg = 70.8 and rubella lgm=2.66. Can i go for pregnancy?

Rubella IgM...: ...Is probably detectable because of a relatively recent immunization; the igg is measured in different units in different places, but this is a parameter you want to be high as it reflects immunity to this disease. Low rubella igg would suggest doing the MMR shot first, then waiting 3 mo before trying to become pregnant. ...Read more

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Plz tell whether i should go ahead with pregnancy or not Rubella IgG = 9.6 (Borderline)& IgM = 3.98 (reactive), having 9 weeks of pregnancy???

Consult your doctor: Being 9 weeks pregnant and blood test shows rubellaIGM+, reactive , .The fetal development may get affected.Rubella infection is known to cause development defects. Discuuss this with your doctor about the continuation of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hi i'm not pregnant.My rubella lgg =70.8 iu/ml , normal range is borderline8-11, positive>11, my rubella lgm=2.66it's positive>1.1-can i go for pregnancy?

Rubella titer: Ok, let's clarify, your igg is 70.8 and normal is over 11, so this means you're immune and won't get sick again. I am not sure why igm was done in your case. Igm is done only when acute infection is suspected. In that case, igg would be low. ...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

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. Jan Lei Iwata
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more