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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Should i be worried about receiving mono from a friend during pregnancy?

I am 19 weeks pregnant. My friend s wedding is this week and she just told me she has mono. Is it safe to be around her? I am worried because I have a friend that went into labor early from getting mono (she only hugged her friend that had mono). Please let me know!
Mon, 5 Jan 2015
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I understand your concern and I will do everything I can to answer your question.

In brief: even if you catch it, mono is very, very unlikely to hurt you or your baby. Epstein Barr, the virus that causes mono, poses essentially no risk in the second trimester. In the third trimester, rm labor, but that is much less of a problem at 19 weeks.

To be safe, whenever you are around someone with an illness, wash your hands, don't share any glasses or utensils and avoid touching your mouth, nose or eyes unless you've used soap or purel recently.

I fund a link that I hope provides extra reassurance. http://www.families.com/blog/mono-in-pregnancy
I hope that helps and best of luck to you
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Should i be worried about receiving mono from a friend during pregnancy?

I understand your concern and I will do everything I can to answer your question. In brief: even if you catch it, mono is very, very unlikely to hurt you or your baby. Epstein Barr, the virus that causes mono, poses essentially no risk in the second trimester. In the third trimester, rm labor, but that is much less of a problem at 19 weeks. To be safe, whenever you are around someone with an illness, wash your hands, don t share any glasses or utensils and avoid touching your mouth, nose or eyes unless you ve used soap or purel recently. I fund a link that I hope provides extra reassurance. http://www.families.com/blog/mono-in-pregnancy I hope that helps and best of luck to you