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There are several diseases that can affect your unborn baby if necessary measures aren’t undertaken.One such disease is Toxoplasmosis that can spread at the stage of pregnancy. Toxoplasmosis is a disease that is spread from a woman to the baby in her womb which takes its source from animal carriers.
Causes of Toxoplasmosis
Feces of animals: The feces of certain animals especially cats as well as dogs tend to have the virus that can spread this disease.
Uncooked food: If you consume uncooked raw meet then there is a high probability that you would come in contact with this disease
How common is toxoplasmosis during pregnancy?
There is a very less probability that during pregnancy you would get the disease toxoplasmosis. Studies have shown that there are a considerable number of women who are already immune to this disease before they get pregnant. The most probable reason for this is the fact that they had been exposed to this infection at their early stages when they came in contact with animals and therefore developed a natural immunity against it.
What are the symptoms of toxoplasmosis?
The symptoms differ in adults as well as in developing babies
These symptoms usually come to surface after 2 or 3 weeks of your exposure to the disease.
However, there is a possibility that this disease persists in a human and doesn’t exhibit any symptoms at all.
In case of a baby, the development probability of this disease depends upon the time of contact. If the contact is made in the initial times of pregnancy then the result would be highly dangerous. The time between the date you conceived and the first month of pregnancy is the most susceptible time frame where one can easily catch such a disease.
In such a case, there are several aftereffects that can happen with the child at the time of birth. These include:
Preventing the disease
Though there aren’t any concrete symptoms of the existence of this disease yet you can consult the gynecologist at regular basis for keeping a check over the proper development of the baby.
Being an expecting mother, you should keep a check on the following: