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02 Dec 2004

8weeks pregnant with Rubella infection
Hi doc
I am 8weeks pregnant and I have a Rubella infection.My doctor explained to me the damage it might cause to the baby.I need this baby and I don't see myself terminating the pregnancy.Are there any chances that the baby can survive without any defects?Pls give more advice.

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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

Not all fetuses exposed to rubella have defects. The chances are about 60%. The abnormalities, if they occur, are severe, as other respondents have said. It is a difficult decision and one that only you can make.

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