Infections in pregnancy affect babies

The good neurological state of a fetus or newborn It depends on which neurons have a sufficient supply of oxygen and glucose so that they can live and develop.

Altering this process can cause irreversible damage, because the reproduction of neurons It is still in question. Such is the case of infections in pregnancy.

The alterations of pregnancy cause in women an increased risk of contracting different urinary or vaginal infections, which can be dangerous for their life and for the good growth and development of the baby, according to

Infectious agents can affect the mother and cause congenital problems, such as problems neurological (mental retardation, paralysis, spina bifida, down syndrome ) malformations, low weight and even death.

Therefore, in an interview with GetQoralHealth , the doctor Thalia Harmony, researcher at the Institute of Neurobiology of the UNAM , explains how these factors affect the neurological development of a fetus or newborn , as well as the various stages in which they can be presented:

In addition, there are some others that alter the mechanisms of development, and even those that can lead to a loss of pregnancy . Among them are: Cistis, vulvaginitis , chlamydia, rubella, chlamydia, toxoplasmosis, syphilis, genital herpes, chagas, hepatitis B, HIV-AIDS and chickenpox , to name a few.

Therefore, during pregnancy, and even before, it is essential to take into account some prevention measures that can prevent problems during the nine months of pregnancy, such as vaccination and the relevant controls, in order to prevent future consequences at the neurological level.

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