Yes, a fetus can be affected by its mother's Lyme disease--it may even cause stillbirth. The infection can affect the baby if the mother does not receive timely and appropriate treatment. Treatment when pregnant is the same as for all individuals. Treatment should not negatively impact the fetus.
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about symptoms of Lyme disease?
- Q How do other illnesses affect Lyme disease?
- Q What are the neurological complications of lyme disease?
- Q Is Lyme disease serious?
- Q How does Lyme disease affect the body?
- Q How common is Lyme disease?