Pregnancy Infections

A lot of pregnancy infections, for the most part, are easily treatable. Some infections are more prone to pregnancy while others can present a particular risk to the mother and her unborn child. The common cold, for example, may not impact to greatly, however, chicken pox or toxoplasmosis, for example, could have a much more devastating consequence. Fortunately, in today’s world, a lot of women are already immune to many of them. This immunity is passed on to your unborn child so the chances of catching them are greatly diminished.

Infections And Pregnancy

Nevertheless, it’s worth knowing a little bit about the different types of infections in pregnancy and how you could be effected by them.

  • Always be sure to stay away from anyone that has Chickenpox
  • Cytomegalovirus commonly known as HCMV or Human Herpesvirus 5 (HHV-5) forms part of the Herpesviruses Group
  • Fifth Disease or Erythema infectiosum is a manifestation of the Parvovirus, now known as Erythrovirus
  • Serious illness or fetal fatality can occur with a Group B Streptococcus infection, also known as Streptococcus agalactiae
  • A rare but serious condition known as Neonata Herpes Simplex can be passed on from the mother to the baby
  • The bacterial infection, Listeriosis occurs mainly in newborn infants, the elderly or those who are immunocompromised
  • Thrush also known as Candidiasis is a fungal infection that can effect the genitalia
  • A more common bacterial infection in pregnancy is also the Urinary Tract Infection