Are These Symptoms of Listeria?

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I had the flu with temperature during my 3rd or 4th week of pregnancy. I have read on the net that you can get similar symptoms when someone has Listeria and this can be very harmful. I am worried I might have this. However, I haven't had any bleedings.

What can I do? And do you think I might have it?

ANSWER

You can be tested for Listeria, and if you are worried, you might ask your provider if it seems like a good idea to test in your case.

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.