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What are the risks of detecting toxoplasmosis in pregnancy?

By Óscar Oviedo Moreno M.D. (gynecologist on Fertility Madrid).
Last Update: 03/30/2022

Toxoplasmosis is a protozoan called toxoplasma gondii that can affect the newborn through the transplacental route. Depending on the stage at which the infection occurs, so will be its consequences.

If a woman becomes infected with toxoplasmosis during pregnancy, the more advanced the pregnancy is, the more likely it is that the infection will be transmitted to the fetus.

However, if the parasite is transmitted during the first trimester of pregnancy, the consequences are more serious.

Transmission can be prevented by following simple hygiene and dietary guidelines during the months of pregnancy.

 Óscar Oviedo Moreno
Óscar Oviedo Moreno
M.D.
Gynecologist on Fertility Madrid
Bachelor's Degree in Medicine & Surgery from the University of Caldas (Colombia). Specialist in Internal Medicine by the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana of Bogotá. Degree standardized in Spain in 2003. Specialist in Gynecology & Obstetrics from the Complutense University of Madrid, with residence at Hospital Clínico Universitario San Carlos de Madrid. Expert in Reproductive Medicine and Certification in Obstetric-Gynecologic Ultrasound (levels I, II and III).
License: 282858310
Gynecologist. Bachelor's Degree in Medicine & Surgery from the University of Caldas (Colombia). Specialist in Internal Medicine by the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana of Bogotá. Degree standardized in Spain in 2003. Specialist in Gynecology & Obstetrics from the Complutense University of Madrid, with residence at Hospital Clínico Universitario San Carlos de Madrid. Expert in Reproductive Medicine and Certification in Obstetric-Gynecologic Ultrasound (levels I, II and III). License: 282858310.