Tag: CMV

CMV: Common questions

CMV: Common questions

Q. What Is CMV? A. Cytomegalovirus, also called CMV, is a kind of herpesvirus. There are many kinds of herpeviruses. Some are sexually transmitted d ...
Do you know what CMV is?

Do you know what CMV is?

June is National Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Awareness Month. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, it’s important to know about CM ...
“Spread Prevention, Not the Infection” during Pregnancy: CMV

“Spread Prevention, Not the Infection” during Pregnancy: CMV

This year the theme of  National Birth Defects Prevention Month is Prevent to Protect. This week we will be posting a series of guest posts from Mothe ...
Good hygiene can help prevent birth defects

Good hygiene can help prevent birth defects

Now that winter has arrived, the temperatures are decreasing and the spread of germs is increasing. In an effort to stay healthy, I find myself consta ...
Wash your hands for National Handwashing Awareness Week

Wash your hands for National Handwashing Awareness Week

The easiest way to stop the spread of germs is to wash your hands. You should wash your hands before and after many activities, such as when you are p ...

Can you prevent infections during pregnancy?

There are some infections that you can get either before or during pregnancy that may cause complications for you and your baby. You can’t always prev ...
When in doubt, wash your hands

When in doubt, wash your hands

Now that winter has arrived, it seems like the temperatures are decreasing and the spread of germs is increasing. In an effort to stay healthy this se ...

If I had CMV in a previous pregnancy will I get it again in my next pregnancy?

Cytomegalovirus (also called CMV) is a kind of herpesvirus. You can get CMV by coming in contact with bodily fluids (like saliva, semen or urine) from ...