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Can sepsis harm my unborn child?
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Yes
Any infection can harm a fetus, and sepsis (an infection that has become more severe) can even lead to fetal death (spontaneous abortion) or injury.
While pregnancy does make you more vulnerable to infection, sepsis is still rare in pregnancy. If you have an infection, talk to your OB (or family doctor) about it quickly.

In brief: Yes
Any infection can harm a fetus, and sepsis (an infection that has become more severe) can even lead to fetal death (spontaneous abortion) or injury.
While pregnancy does make you more vulnerable to infection, sepsis is still rare in pregnancy. If you have an infection, talk to your OB (or family doctor) about it quickly.
Dr. William Walsh
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In brief: Sepsis
Sepsis is a serious bacterial infection of the blood, and yes it is harmful to the unborn child.

In brief: Sepsis
Sepsis is a serious bacterial infection of the blood, and yes it is harmful to the unborn child.
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