CMV in pregnancy

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  1. farranx123

    farranx123 New Member

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    Hello,

    I have found it hard to come across posts regarding CMV. At my 20 week scan they found that our baby had slightly echogenic bowel and did some viral blood tests. 2 weeks later we went back for another fetal medicine scan and it turns out that i tested positive for CMV, suggestive that it is a primary infection caught between 6-8 weeks of my pregnancy. I feel so unlucky that i may have caught it at this time as i have read it is the most dangerous and high risk time to catch the infection for the baby. I am trying to stay positive but am finding it quite hard most of the time as alot of the outcomes i have read from people are worrying.

    I have come across experimental trials to HIG Hyperimmunoglobin treatment to prevent symptons in the unborn baby, i was wondering if anybody else has heard of this? And how i would go about getting this?

    Thank you in advance for any insight/advice :)
     
  2. KateK

    KateK Well-Known Member

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    I'm so, so sorry you're having to go through this :( I don't have any experience with it but I hope you find someone to talk to and i'm wishing all the best for you and your baby x
     
  3. Cathrine

    Cathrine Well-Known Member

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    As I understand it, it's quite unlikely that the baby will be infected, unless you contracted the virus during pregnancy. I hope you can find something that helps baby not get infected - if that's not possible, just know that most children infected by congenital CMV are not effected at all, and can usually be helped well, should problems such as hearing- or vision loss occur.
    I hope that you and your baby will get through this <3 all my best !
     
  4. tinselcat

    tinselcat Well-Known Member

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    Hi hun

    I don't know if this was helpful but I was recently seeing a doctor over using donor sperm and she was explaining the test that donors do for CMV positive and negative, and what CMV was.

    She described it as a mild, flu-like illness and said there was only a limited chance of passing on anything to the baby. I guess my take-away is that she thought that CMV was not something to be concerned about but that 50 years ago the medical establishment were worried about it.

    That may not help with what you're after but perhaps it is a counter to all the bad stories I'm sure you can find on google?

    I hope that everything works out and that baby is ok xxx
     
    #4 tinselcat, Sep 26, 2016
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  5. heatheror12

    heatheror12 Well-Known Member

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    My cousin also contracted CMV in early stages of pregnancy. She found out at 20 weeks when baby had bright bowel. She was born completely healthy and is 2 and a half now. I think the treatment for prevention is only available abroad. She also struggled to find any positive story's online. There is a CMV awareness charity in facebook. They are really informative. Hope this is helpful xx
     

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