Lyme Disease Pregnancies

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Dexecles
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   Posted 4/9/2018 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello All,

My girlfriend has had Lyme Disease and Babesia for several years now. She is allergic to antibiotics, and have only been able to undergo herbal supplements for treatment. Lyme Disease and Babesia symptoms have been mild, and have certainly improved over the years for her.

We recently found out that she is pregnant. Due to the pregnancy, she has now stopped taking herbs, and is currently going untreated.

I have been trying to do some research on all of this, but I am fairly new to the disease myself, having never contracted Lyme Disease. I am concerned about the future and what is in store for us. Its seems like there are several different stories where Lyme Disease does affect the pregnancy, doesn't affect the pregnancy, has detrimental effects, has nearly no effects if being treated during the pregnancy, the list goes on and on.

I am just wondering.... what are we in for?

Girlie
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   Posted 4/9/2018 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dexecies - welcome!

Well, the bad news is LL Dr.'s say it can be passes in utero from mom to fetus.

They usually recommend antibiotics be taken during the pregnancy to help prevent this from happening.
So, your girlfriend is allergic to all antibiotics?

Here is an article from the Dr. Jones Kids website. (Dr. Jones is a Pediatric (the most experienced, well-known) Lyme Literate Dr.)

/sites.google.com/site/drjoneskids/pregnancy-and-lyme/pregnancy-outcomes

Warning: It can be scary reading the information.

So the herbals she's been taking are contraindicated during pregnancy?
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

Dexecles
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   Posted 4/9/2018 8:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the welcome!

Yes, as far as I have known, she is allergic to all antibiotics. And yes the herbals are contraindicated.

Thank you for the link! I will certainly read up on it. I agree, most of the readings have been scary.

EDIT: One thing that I find that I read a lot is about women who are pregnant that contract Lyme Disease. I almost get the feeling that it is rare for women with Lyme Disease (and Babesia) to become pregnant, due to lack of information found on such a specific case-type setting.

Girlie
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   Posted 4/9/2018 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Dexecles said...
Thanks for the welcome!

Yes, as far as I have known, she is allergic to all antibiotics. And yes the herbals are contraindicated.

Thank you for the link! I will certainly read up on it. I agree, most of the readings have been scary.

EDIT: One thing that I find that I read a lot is about women who are pregnant that contract Lyme Disease. I almost get the feeling that it is rare for women with Lyme Disease (and Babesia) to become pregnant, due to lack of information found on such a specific case-type setting.


I haven’t noticed that. We’ve had several women post here who have Lyme disease and then get pregnant.
If you do a search you may find some older threads - if you’re interested.
Moderator, Lyme Forum
Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

Girlie
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   Posted 4/9/2018 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Here’s an older thread with a lot of posts

/www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2435596


Wanted to add - that the cord can be tested right after birth
Moderator, Lyme Forum
Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

Post Edited (Girlie) : 4/9/2018 9:44:02 PM (GMT-6)


1000Daisies
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   Posted 4/12/2018 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Unfortunately, as much as we struggle with lyme disease (diagnosis, testing, treatment), there is even less information on lyme(etc) disease and pregnancy.

I definitely believe I passed it on to my children - despite being "seemingly" fine health-wise during that time period (before and after pregnancies).

I have no answers for you, but I do believe there are some (a few) doctors who advise on lyme and pregnancy. I don't know who they are, but this will bump the thread for you.

Congratulations on the pregnancy for the both of you! Truly wishing you the very best!!!
Kid#1: Extremely sick for several years, very difficult to treat, but doing great now!
Kid#2: Still sick now despite being treated for years but doing better (not well yet).
Kid#3: Generally good but relapsing off/on.
Me: Adv Labs positive 2016 (suspected I passed to my kids)-not as sick as others, mostly battling fatigue and yeast issues (heart/kidney issues resolved)
Treating with herbals now.

bluelyme
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   Posted 4/12/2018 10:58 PM (GMT -6)   
visit tin cups maryland lyme and she has papers on pregnancy ...we just had a miscarriage via bart fibroids imo /sites.google.com/site/marylandlyme/pregnancy-lyme
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