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does anyone know if hand foot and mouth is dangerous for pregnant women?

my 2yr old has it and my obs office is closed today ........................ i cant rememeber if it is dangerous or not for baby and now im im 33 weeks along.

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Asked by allforthelove at 7:23 PM on Feb. 16, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • From the CDC: "What are the risks to pregnant women exposed to children with hand, foot, mouth disease?
    Because enteroviruses, including those that cause HFMD, are very common, pregnant women are frequently exposed to them, esp during summer and fall months. For all adults, including pregnant women, the risk of infection is higher among those who do not have antibodies from earlier exposures to these viruses and for those who are exposed to young children—the primary spreaders of enteroviruses.

    Most enterovirus infections during pregnancy cause mild or no illness in the mother. Although the available information is limited, currently there is no clear evidence that maternal enterovirus infection causes adverse outcomes of pregnancy, such as abortion, stillbirth, or congenital defects. However, mothers infected shortly before delivery may pass the virus to the newborn. Prevention: strict handwashing and avoidance

    Answer by kjrn79 at 8:07 PM on Feb. 16, 2010

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