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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
I am very early in my pregnancy. I've drank a cup of milk and found a dead fly inside it. I am worried about toxoplasmosis infection and harm to baby.
Dead fly: Had the milk been sitting out long enough to be spoiled? Likely you will be alright from drinking milk that the fly was in if it was not spoiled. ...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