CMV: Every Pregnant Woman Should Know About This Virus

Interesting to me why it’s so hard to find information on CMV. My daughter was born with CMV so think it’s so important for woman to know. A lot more common than I thought. Read the article below from a pediatrician’s blog I discovered the other day.

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Dr. Gail Demmler-Harrison, Infectious Diseases

Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common virus that most people haven’t heard of.

Most every one will catch CMV at some time in their life and never know they have it.

If a woman gets CMV for the first time while she is pregnant, she can be in a potentially dangerous situation. CMV infects almost 1 out of every 100 newborns in the country and is the most common congenital infection.

The virus is passed to the unborn baby from the mother and can cause serious complications in the newborn, like platelet problems, liver disease, and lung disease. It can also cause long-term effects on hearing, vision, growth, and development by invading the brain, eyes, and ears. Read More

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