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?
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.
Cynthia Flynn, CNM. PhD, is the General Director of the Family Health and Birth Center which provides prenatal, birth, postnatal, gynecological and primary health care to underserved women and their families in Washington, D.C. Recently Cynthia served as Associate Professor of Nursing at Seattle University. There she not only taught, but remained in full scope clinical midwifery practice at Valley Medical Center where she cared for pregnant and birthing women, and practices well-woman gynecology, family planning, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
Cynthia founded Columbia Women's Clinic and Birth Center, where she took care of pregnant women and infants up to two weeks of age and attended both birth center and hospital births. Before Cynthia earned her CNM, she worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and postpartum and is a certified Doula and Doula trainer.