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whymelymie 05-11-2005 01:41 PM

Planning to start a family.
Does anyone know of a good resource for pregnancy and lyme in remission? Most of what I find is on active infection and pregnancy. I am in remission or does it really matter-should I just consider myself as always infected? Has anyone out there had a baby after remission or know of anyone? I would really like to have a baby but do not want to endanger the baby or myself. My OB/Gyn says go for it...easy for someone to say when they haven't experienced Lyme first hand.

TINUVIEL 05-11-2005 02:08 PM

re: Planning to start a family.

There is a highly recommended doctor who may be able to help you with this. I can't remember his name but Ticker knows. Perhaps when Ticker gets back to the board she can tell you. I agree with you about the OBGYN's response. Good luck!

ticker 05-11-2005 02:40 PM

re: Planning to start a family.
Hi whymelymie. From what I understand, it is recommended that a woman should wait at least six months of being symptom free before trying to get pregnant. I also believe it is advised for her to be on a safe antibiotic throughout the pregnancy.

I suggest contacting the Lyme Disease Foundation and Dr. Chalres Ray Jones in New Haven, CT. The founder of the Lyme Disease Foundation had a healthy baby after she was treated. Dr. Jones is the best Lyme pediatrician and has a lot of experience with Lyme and pregnancy. He could probably advise about treatment and whether or not breastfeeding is safe when the woman is in remission.

It is fantastic that you are feeling well! You are going to be a great mother, because you want to do everything possible to minimize transmission. If possible, please share the information you find out. I am sure it can help others.

Best of luck to you :)

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