Re: Lymes Disease & Pregnancy
Hi timmmtth11, welcome to the board!
It is good of you to find out information for your brother and his girlfriend. Does she have a Lyme rash? If so, get photos of it. Place something near it, like a coin or ruler, before photographing it to give it size definition. This way you have documentation of it.
Lyme disease can be passed through pregnancy and breastfeeding. It is important for her to be treated throughout the pregnancy to minimize the possibility of transmission. Where does she live? As was stated, Dr. Charles Ray Jones in New Haven, CT is the best Lyme pediatrician in the country, and he has a lot of experience with Lyme and pregnancy. Please have your brother's girlfriend call him for advice.
Besides Lyme, ticks can transmit several co-infections including Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis (HME & HGE), Bartonella, and Mycoplasma. Many people who have Lyme are co-infected. It is important to be tested by a Lyme lab such as IgeneX in Palo Alto, CA.
She may also want to contact the Lyme Disease Foundation. Its founder had a personal experience with Lyme and pregnancy.
Please let us know how she is doing okay? They are lucky to have you helping them.