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While pregnancy is filled with joy, excitement and anticipation, there’s always a good dose of worry and stress that goes along with it. You know that you are the only defense your unborn baby has, and you recognize that prenatal infection can pose serious risks and complications to your developing child. Taking measures to prevent infection is an important part of pregnancy, but you also should work closely with your OB/GYN.
It is recommended by the CDC that pregnant women take extra measures in order to prevent infection while they are carrying their child. These are some of the tips offered by the center:
While many infections are mild and most adults are able to fight off infection without serious risks and complications, these same infections can have serious risks and side effects for an unborn child. If you feel that you have contracted an infection while pregnant, you should contact your OB/GYN immediately.
Each individual type of infection will present its own set of symptoms, but there are some symptoms that typically point to some type of infection. If you are experiencing any of these signs or symptoms, you should contact your doctor as soon as possible in order to identify the infection and discuss the right treatment options for you and your unborn child.
Doctors and nurses who specialize in prenatal care can not only help you prevent infection but also can treat your infections efficiently and effectively in order to minimize the risk to your unborn baby. There are many benefits to routine prenatal care, including:
If you have recently found out that you are pregnant, you should begin care with a qualified OB/GYN group immediately. Contact us at Revere Health today in order to set up a consultation appointment with you. We look forward to guiding you through your pregnancy, as your health and the health of your unborn child are our top priorities.
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This information is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. You should always consult your doctor before making decisions about your health.