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Pregnancy Problems

During pregnancy, your health is number one priority. That’s why we went straight to top pregnancy health experts for all the details you want to know about the most common pregnancy problems. In our pregnancy problems guide, you can read about a slew of pregnancy conditions – everything from hemorrhoids to gestational diabetes. Find out what any pregnancy symptom could possibly mean (are you swollen just because you’re expecting, or is it a sign of some complication?) and find out whether or not it’s worth a call to your OB. If you already know you’ve got a pregnancy complication or health condition, our comprehensive articles will give you the scoop on its causes and how it can affect you and baby. Plus, get treatment tips straight from medical experts and pregnant women like you. Yup, we've got answers to all your questions about pregnancy health problems right here!

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection

A CMV diagnosis is normally no big deal, but during pregnancy it can be devastating. We've got all answers to all your questions about CMV, including how to prevent it and what to do if you find out you have it.

What can I do to prevent CMV?

The good news is that you can prevent getting CMV by avoiding bodily fluids of anyone who might be infected. If you've got another child and you're changing diapers (or potty training), be sure to wash your hands frequently.

What do other pregnant moms do when they have CMV?

“I learned at my 20-week ultrasound that my LO would not likely survive (multiple abnormalities on the ultrasound that we later found were due to cytomegalovirus exposure).”

“They determined my LO was profoundly deaf in one ear. We found out that she had cytomegalovirus in utero. I contracted it and passed it on to her. It’s pretty rare for someone to not have had the virus and have antibodies by adulthood, but apparently I did.”

Are there any other resources for CMV during pregnancy?

Congenital CMV Foundation

Stop CMV

Plus, more from The Bump:

Fever During Pregnancy

Blood Tests During Pregnancy

What to Know About High-Risk Pregnancy

-- Dr. Ashley Roman

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