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20 weeks with twins & just discovered I've had Salmonella infection

(8 Posts)
CharlieKat Tue 15-Jul-08 14:13:48

I am so scared, I just wondered if anyone else has been unfortunate enough to have had a salmonella infection in pregnancy and if so what was the outcome?

I have been really ill for about 7 days with severe gastroenteritis and although i am feeling much better in the last 2 days I've just got the test results back from the GP which confirmed presence of salmonella.

I've read some frightening stuff about miscarriage and have no idea what harm may have been caused to my babies and what could still happen.

Please help if you can, I will speak to my Dr of course but i am so worried in the meantime.
thank you
Charlie
x

MsDemeanor Tue 15-Jul-08 14:23:01

Don't panic, salmonella won't harm or damage your babies - it's just very nasty for you. www.babyandpregnancy.co.uk/ToxoplasmosisListeriaSalmonella.html

fishie Tue 15-Jul-08 14:23:29

how worrying for you. i'd ring gp/midwife straight away for some reassurance.

i always thought salmonella didn't cross the placenta but i may be utterly wrong. anyway this isn't somethign you should be worrying about all by yourself, you need some info.

CharlieKat Tue 15-Jul-08 14:34:09

thank you - am waiting for Dr to call me back but been reading all sorts of frightening things on the internet. Will keep you posted.

belgo Tue 15-Jul-08 14:35:41

I also didn't think salmonella could be harmful to the baby. Hope you are reassured by the doctor CharlieKat.

MiniMarmite Tue 15-Jul-08 15:50:18

Hi CharlieKat

Sorry to hear you've had salmonella. I think the only risk to your babies is if your temperature gets very high and it sounds like you are now past the worst of the illness so your babies are likely to be absolutely fine, especially as you are quite far into your pregnancy.

Hope the dr calls soon to reassure you and that all is well.

MiniMarmite Tue 15-Jul-08 15:50:19

Hi CharlieKat

Sorry to hear you've had salmonella. I think the only risk to your babies is if your temperature gets very high and it sounds like you are now past the worst of the illness so your babies are likely to be absolutely fine, especially as you are quite far into your pregnancy.

Hope the dr calls soon to reassure you and that all is well.

Qally Tue 15-Jul-08 16:39:45

I was told salmonella was fine for gestating babies, it's toxoplasmosis and listeria that can harm them. It's just really, really awful for the mother because her immune system is functioning less effectively.

Feel better soon.

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