I wish to get pregnant but I am in contact with a person with Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection?

Hi. I am a 38 female school teacher who has a 6 year old boy in my class with diagnosed Cytomegalovirus (CMV) virus. I wish to get pregnant in the very near future but am afraid to do so while this child is in my care as I have heard that it can lead to severe disabilities in the unborn child. Can you please tell me what you recommend I do as a doctor? Should I avoid trying to get pregnant as long as this child is in my care?

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Masr Fawzy
3:40 pm

I recommend you to do CMV tests, I gG and Ig M , to check if you are infected or not , but to tell you when to do the tests exactly, I need to know when were you in contact with the child with CMV.

If you got infected, then proper treatment is gonna be taken and you probably will have a safe pregnancy

Ayman Darrag
4:10 pm

In my opinion you should do 2 things..
1st wait until that child cures.
2nd get tested for cmv igg,igm.
Then you can become safely pregnant .

Ahmed Fawzy
7:56 pm

My opinion which is by the way honestly highly subjective is that you may already have the Cytomegalovirus dormant so even if that child leaves your care you can still get the infection any time years later so keep your immunity high at all time by healthy food and go ahead and get pregnant, assuming the worst and you do get the infection you will have abortion option , delaying pregnancy is not a good idea if your already 38
Good Luck

Dr.Honey Arora
8:46 am

Thanks for the query..

There is a possibility that you might already have an exposure but the viral counts not enough to cause active infection as well as your immunity must​ be playing a role..
If you wish to get pregnant, let the child get over infection and then you can get you investigations done followed by proper prophylaxis if necessary..

Once you are reassured of being completely infection free you can proceed further..

Hope this helps..