MRSA and Pregnancy

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I had my first baby through emergency c-section last year. My wound still has not healed so I am having surgery in which they will open it and clean it from the inside.

I was told last week that I am MRSA positive and today I found out that I am pregnant.

Will this surgery and the MRSA be harmful to my unborn child?

ANSWER

I really couldn't say without more information, sorry. This is something you will need to discuss in detail with your care provider.

You should be given various options (including doing nothing) and the risks and benefits of each option. I am so sorry all this has happened to you, but wish you a healthy pregnancy this time!

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.

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