Can Catching Lyme Disease During Pregnancy Cause a Miscarriage?
Can Catching Lyme Disease During Pregnancy Cause a Miscarriage? “I just found out I have Lyme disease. I’m taking the antibiotics already, but I’m three months pregnant. Are there any risks to my baby?” — About.com UserAnswer: Right now there is no conclusive evidence that having Lyme disease during pregnancy poses risks for the baby, especially since you are already being treated. There were some case reports in the 1980s that suggested that Lyme disease might increase the risk of pregnancy loss, but later research found that there was no apparent risk to the baby when moms are treated for Lyme disease during pregnancy. It is theoretically possible that there might be an increased risk of problems when moms have Lyme disease that is not diagnosed and treated. The bacteria that cause Lyme disease belong to the spirochete family, and other spirochete bacteria are known to cause harm to developing babie