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 What is Lyme disease?
- Q Is Lyme disease serious?
- Q What are the neurological complications of lyme disease?
- Q What are complications of Lyme disease?
- Q Is it possible for my husband to have both Lyme disease and babesiosis?
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about symptoms of Lyme disease?