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Common Disorders Occurring in Pregnancy (4) Infections

Common Disorders Occurring in Pregnancy (4) Infections

NEWS, Women's health
Some infections are common in pregnancy simply because there is an ongoing pregnancy and the woman is vulnerable as a result of the pregnancy. Other infections may occur notwithstanding the presence of a pregnancy.  Amongst them, I have discussed below. Malaria. Malaria kills more children and pregnant women than any other group of people.  Chemicals that women produce in their body cause certain smell during pregnancy and so mosquitoes to them. This is one of the reasons why pregnant women may suffer from malaria more than they should have been had they not been pregnant. Also, the self-defences of pregnant women against infection is lower than when they were not pregnant. In all, pregnant women, like anyone else, may have fever, headache, chills, nausea and vomiting, body aches, jo