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Can cytomegalovirus infections harm my unborn child?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
CMV is a viral infection that can occur for the first time during pregnancy & produce effects based on timing.
If acquired late in pregnancy, the infant may show no signs initially, but develop related hearing loss in the months after birth.In early to mid pregnancy the germ can injure sensitive brain cells & cause more significant damage.If CMV was experienced before pregnancy, the infant is not.

In brief: Yes
CMV is a viral infection that can occur for the first time during pregnancy & produce effects based on timing.
If acquired late in pregnancy, the infant may show no signs initially, but develop related hearing loss in the months after birth.In early to mid pregnancy the germ can injure sensitive brain cells & cause more significant damage.If CMV was experienced before pregnancy, the infant is not.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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