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My doctor said that my being pregnant leaves me more at risk of infections, is this true?

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In brief: Yes

Your immune system changes to keep it from rejecting the pregnancy.
The baby is foreign tissue to your body, just like viruses or bacteria. During pregnancy, the immune response to foreign tissues is blunted.

In brief: Yes

Your immune system changes to keep it from rejecting the pregnancy.
The baby is foreign tissue to your body, just like viruses or bacteria. During pregnancy, the immune response to foreign tissues is blunted.
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Yes

Your body and immune system are undergoing changes to allow you to be a host to your fetus.
You are more prone to certain infections such as listeria.

In brief: Yes

Your body and immune system are undergoing changes to allow you to be a host to your fetus.
You are more prone to certain infections such as listeria.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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