Lyme Disease

What Happens If A Pregnant Woman Gets Lyme Disease?

Pregnant women should be especially careful to avoid getting a tick bite, because Lyme disease can be transmitted to an unborn child. Although rare, it can make a woman more likely to miscarry or deliver a stillborn child.

Antibiotics that can be given to pregnant women with Lyme disease include amoxicillin, cefuroxime axetil, or penicillin.

Pregnant women should not take aspirin or ibuprofen. Acetaminophen is considered safe to take during pregnancy.

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