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Mumps in pregnancy : increased risk of miscarriage ?

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I am concerned that there is an increased risk of miscarriage as a direct result of mumps in pregnancy. My doctor is unsure of what action to take and is researching and will contact me later today. I wonder if there are any steps I can take to protect my baby.


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replied August 8th, 2007
Pregnancy Answer A3022
Amumps infection during the first trimester of pregnancy has been associated with an increased rate of spontaneous abortion. Since the mumps is a viral infection there's no specific treatment for it, except for treatment of the symptoms (fever, myalgia, swollen salivary glands). Further, mumps vaccine is contraindicated in pregnancy. You can consult your primary health care doctor for further steps and advice on how to treat the virus.


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