Jakarta – During pregnancy, the mother will certainly maintain and protect the health of the body so that the fetus is always healthy, especially from the risk of exposure to bacteria and viruses that are around. One of the viruses that are susceptible to infecting pregnant women is toxoplasma. Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. This parasite can be found in cat litter, unwashed vegetables and fruits, or undercooked meat. If pregnant women are exposed to this virus, the growth and development of the fetus in the mother’s stomach can be disrupted. For this reason, it is important to find out what the causes are and what are the characteristics of being exposed to the toxo virus in pregnant women. Let’s continue to see the explanation Mother. Launching from the CDC page, in general, if you are infected with toxoplasma before becoming pregnant, your child who will be born later can still be protected by your immune system. However, you will face problems if you get infected during pregnancy. For this reason, some experts recommend waiting 6 months after being infected with the toxo virus before planning a pregnancy. During pregnancy, to find out that you are exposed to the toxo virus is to do a blood test. that’s why during pregnancy you are advised to do a complete blood check. “Your healthcare provider may suggest one or more types of blood tests to check for antibodies to Toxoplasma,” says Shahnaz Akhtar Chaudhry, MD, an internal medicine specialist in Bayonne, New Jersey, United States quoted from the NCBI page, Friday (11/19). Kpop Diet Trend Banner/ Photo: HiBunda/Mia How can Toxoplasma affect the fetus? If you are newly infected with Toxoplasma while pregnant, you can pass the infection to your baby, even if you may not feel any symptoms of this infection. Most infected babies have no symptoms at birth but can develop serious symptoms later in life, such as blindness or mental disability. In some cases, newborns infected with the toxo virus develop serious eye or brain damage at birth. Although some mothers do not feel significant symptoms, others usually experience general symptoms similar to complaints during pregnancy, so sometimes you don’t realize it. The following are the characteristics of being exposed to the toxo virus in pregnant women. Aches Swollen lymph nodes Headaches Fever Fatigue So what are the causes of pregnant women being exposed to this virus and how to prevent it? Click on the next page. Also check out the video about Tantri Kotak who is pregnant with the toxo virus below:
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