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Pregnancy after mononucleosis

I'm pregnant (6 weeks only) and I had mono (EB virus) one and a half year ago. My doctor said that the chance of my baby being affected (birth defects, etc) is FIFTY, 50% (!!!!!) percent. I don't trust her because she is a mean b---- so I'd rather ask the ones who had mononucleosis within 2 years before their pregnancy. I had really high fever (39-40 celsius) for one and a half week, i got well after 2 weeks, but my immune system remained weak the following autumn and winter.
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replied September 7th, 2011
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Mononucleosis infection rarely causes birth defects in the unborn baby.Since you had the disease two years back the chances of foetal defect are remote.Just have a watch that if you have any symptoms as fever,sore throat etc then report immediately to the treating doctor as high fever can be dangerous to the baby.
Have healthy nutritious diet.Drink lots of water and avoid smoking and alcohol.

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