Can a mother's Lyme disease affect her fetus?

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.

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