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 are complications of Lyme disease?
- Q How does Lyme disease affect the body?
- Q Where are ticks that transmit Lyme disease found?
- Q Does Lyme disease affect children differently than adults?
- Q What are the neurological complications of lyme disease?
- Q Is Lyme disease serious?