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Can a uterine infection cause dizziness in mom and fast heart rate in baby?
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Yes.
Intraamniotic infections can cause maternal sepsis (headache, weakness, fever, myalgias) and fetal tachycardia - they are even associated with adverse neurological outcomes such as cerebral palsy in rare occasions.
Prompt diagnosis and treatment with broad-spectrum antibiotics is likely to prevent major complications.

In brief: Yes.
Intraamniotic infections can cause maternal sepsis (headache, weakness, fever, myalgias) and fetal tachycardia - they are even associated with adverse neurological outcomes such as cerebral palsy in rare occasions.
Prompt diagnosis and treatment with broad-spectrum antibiotics is likely to prevent major complications.
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