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Strep throat effect on unborn baby ?

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My husband has strep throat, will that effect my 8 month unborn baby?

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replied June 29th, 2010
Pregnancy Q and A Answer A13659
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The infection will not come to your baby in normal circumstances. Do not worry.
If however, you are indulging in oral sex with your husband licking your private parts, then there are chances that he can pass on the infection to you that can travel up towards uterus and infect baby.
Get him started on treatment ASAP, and rule out any early vaginal infection for yourself by discussing with your gynecologist about getting a vaginal swab test done to identify any infection.
Take care.

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