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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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Signs that unborn baby is hungry?

Signs that unborn baby is hungry?

Don't worry the: Unborn baby's need for nourishment will be handled via the umbilical cord. ...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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Cytomegalovirus and sick baby link?

Cytomegalovirus and sick baby link?

Please start over: CMV is a common germ that will infect most of the population at some point.It can produce damage to a fetus if the mother has her infection with it during pregnancy.If infected in late pregnancy or early infancy it can produce deafness.For most who have it in childhood it is a mild mono like illness. Your submission did not ask a clear question.If this info doesn't help,please re-submit ...Read more

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Is baby measles contagious to children?

Is baby measles contagious to children?

??baby measles??: If you are asking about roseola, the illness is contagious to anyone not previously infected. Most kids get this virus in early childhood & are then immune for their lifetime. ...Read more

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Is acquiring tonsilopharyngitis harmful for an unborn baby at 19wks?

Is acquiring tonsilopharyngitis harmful for an unborn baby at 19wks?

No: Pregnant women prefer not to get illnesses during pregnancy, but getting a typical simple case of tonsillitis should not cause any problems. If a woman is very unlucky, some complication might happen, but that would be rare... and we can't live life worrying about stuff that almost never happens. One should see her doctor to check for strep throat, as antibiotics would be needed to treat strep. ...Read more

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Can an infant survive shaken baby syndrome?

Can an infant survive shaken baby syndrome?

Yes: Many fairly severe head injuries in children are recoverable. Current research suggests that the brain has remarkable ability to recover and is considered to be more and more "plastic" than we previously thought. ...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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How does CMV affect the unborn baby during pregnancy?

How does CMV affect the unborn baby during pregnancy?

Depends.: If the mother has been previously exposed, then the fetus is protected by her antibodies and should not suffer when the mother is exposed to CMV during pregnancy. If the pregnant woman has never before been infected with cmv, the fetus is at risk for in utero infection that can range from lethal to mild/none. The earlier the infection the more severe and unlikely; the later, the milder and likely. ...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 an unborn baby contact RSV virus, if the mother catches an RSV infection?

Can an unborn baby contact RSV virus, if the mother catches an RSV infection?

No: Rsv in adults mostly gives you "cold"symptoms. The highest risk is to young babies and preemies after they are born. ...Read more

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Can maternal staph skin infections harm an unborn child?

Can maternal staph skin infections harm an unborn child?

Most Staph...: ...Infections are localized, and as such pose no threat to an unborn baby. However, the drugs used to treat bacterial infections can, under certain circumstances, be harmful; so make sure that any doctor or other caregiver who treats you is aware that you are pregnant. Never assume they know; tell them, and tell them again. ...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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Does the possibility of an unborn baby getting antibodies c&d, (hemolytic disease of the newborn) increase with each pregnancy?

Does the possibility of an unborn baby getting antibodies c&d, (hemolytic disease of the newborn)  increase with each pregnancy?

HDN: With each pregnancy the mother increases her chances of developing antibodies which can in turn cross the placenta and harm the fetus. ...Read more

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Can an unborn baby inherit chf?

No: CHF is a syndrome and not a disease. There are many causes of chf. Patients with certain congenital myocardial diseases can certainly pass those genes onto their offspring. ...Read more

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Could vanishing twin cause any risk to surviving baby?

Could vanishing twin cause  any risk to surviving baby?

Not really: This is not uncommon, that only one fetus of the two survive without any problems. Pregnancy needs monitoring however as high risk. ...Read more

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Umbilical hernia during pregnancy , causes , risk to mother and baby ?

Umbilical hernia during pregnancy , causes , risk to mother and baby 
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Umbilical hernia: An umbilical hernia is a defect in the fascial layer of the abdominal wall at the umbilicus. The fascial layer is the layer that really holds us together. It has probably been there since birth. There is a small risk of bowel getting trapped in the hernia, but during pregnancy the bowel is pushed away from this area by the uterus. There is no risk to the baby. ...Read more

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If hepatits positive mother feed her negative baby by breast milk will be infected baby?

If hepatits positive mother feed her negative baby by breast milk will be infected baby?

See below: The possibility of transmission of hepatitis c virus through breast milk was disputed in the past. The rate of transmission among breastfed infants has been the same as that among formula-fed infants. Therefore, breastfeeding is allowed. ...Read more

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Could a 3 months baby can acquire HIV infected uncle?

Confusing question: Hiv is a blood borne infection. If the baby does not have blood contact with an affected uncle, s/he would not become infected. ...Read more