Infections During Pregnancy
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- Pregnancy and Anthrax Treatment
In cases involving pregnancy, anthrax treatment may require a different antibiotic than would normally be used. This eMedTV article discusses pregnancy and anthrax treatment, and describes side effects seen with antibiotics used to treat anthrax.
- Mumps and Pregnancy
As this eMedTV article explains, pregnant women and non-pregnant women have the same symptoms of mumps, and pregnancy does not seem to affect the duration or prognosis of the disease. However, women who are pregnant should avoid the mumps vaccine.
- Fifth Disease and Pregnancy
In most cases, fifth disease does not result in complications during pregnancy. This eMedTV article discusses pregnancy and fifth disease, with tips for preventing infection and tests used to confirm the presence of the virus that causes the illness.
- Chickenpox and Pregnancy
Pregnant women who develop chickenpox are at high risk for complications. This eMedTV article provides valuable information on precautions and steps to take when dealing with chickenpox and pregnancy.
- Shingles and Pregnancy
Developing shingles during pregnancy is rare, but the condition may pose some risk to the unborn child. This eMedTV segment offers an overview of shingles and pregnancy, including information on the treatment options available for pregnant women.
- Pregnancy and Stomach Flu
When it comes to pregnancy and stomach flu, the symptoms are the same as with non-pregnant women. This eMedTV article discusses the importance of preventing severe dehydration in pregnant women with stomach flu, which may affect the baby.
- Bacterial Vaginosis and Pregnancy
Women of childbearing years need to be aware of the threat bacterial vaginosis poses during pregnancy. This eMedTV article examines this topic in more detail and includes a link to more information about bacterial vaginosis.
- Effect of Hepatitis A Vaccination on Pregnancy
The effect of hepatitis A vaccination on pregnancy is not known; however, as this eMedTV page points out, pregnant women concerned about effects of the vaccine should discuss the risk of vaccination against the risk of infection with their doctor.
- TB and Pregnancy
As this eMedTV article explains, it is important for pregnant women with active tuberculosis (TB) to start treatment as soon as TB is suspected. This page offers information on treating this condition during pregnancy.
- West Nile Virus and Pregnancy
While unlikely, it is possible for a pregnant woman to transmit West Nile virus to her baby. This eMedTV article discusses West Nile virus and pregnancy, including information on how to prevent West Nile virus by avoiding mosquito bites.