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Worried About Toxoplasmosis While Pregnant
Pregnant Moms only: Toxoplasmosis generally causes no harm to non-pregnant females, only to pregnant moms to be and fetus'. It is transmitted to humans through emptying the litter box, which we ask pregnant moms to avoid. A blood test called a torch titer can identify antibodies/infection in pregnant moms. ...Read more
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
I am 11 weeks pregnant and accidentally ate a few bites of an undercooked hamburger. Should i be worried about toxoplasmosis?
8 weeks pregnant and worried about eating salad from a restaurant because of toxoplasmosis. Should i avoid salad because if this? Is it common?
Chill: If you are buying your food from a reputable place or eating at reputable establishments (most cities rate restaurants for cleanliness and codes compliance), it is unlikely you are going to get a disease from a salad. Although weird things occasionally do happen, you cannot go through this pregnancy freaked out about every "possible" exposure. Chill! ...Read more
16 weeks pregnant.Ate pizza today that had either ham or Canadian bacon.Worried it wasn't cooked and I'll get toxoplasmosis.was in wood fire oven.
No worries: The gastric acid will take care of those food products. ...Read more
I'm pregnant & have a headache, , my throat hurts when i swallow, i also have ear pain and I have mild muscle ache...I am worried I have toxoplasmosis?
Antiparasitic Meds: Toxoplasmosis is caused by a parasite, and as such, is treated during pregnancy with anti-parasitic medication. Pyrimethamine is one option; if one is treated with Pyrimethamine during pregnancy, it is important to also supplement with folinic acid, since Pyrimethamine is a folate (folic acid) antagonist. Your doctor can work with you to determine the specific anti-parasitic to use. ...Read more
If i have a cat in the house, should i take the toxoplasmosis test before deciding to get pregnant?
Toxo & pregnancy: Any infection during pregnancy is concerning because there are two individuals to be concerned about. Although your immune system is functional, the baby's is not so the infection can be more severe in them and also affect the developing tissues and organs. So follow with your physician closely. ...Read more
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