Posted by Cary Smyth on 07 April 2011
Hi everyone. I have spent some time on this wonderful website, and can only offer condolences to so many people that have struggled through such difficult experiences.
I am pregnant, and have had viral meningitis at week 17. It was from the group enterovirussus, but we do not know the exact strain yet. I had quite severe simptoms for two weeks (vomitting, severe headache and neck stiffness, sensitiviry to light, but no fever) and am now, after four weeks still very tired - although pregnacy in itself can be quite tiring.
It is difficult for me to find information on the effect this would have had on our baby. Most people say it should all be fine, what worries me is that my gynaecologist seems to be the person most concerned that there may be long-term damage done, with a risk of permanent disability.
Does anyone have some information on this, or at least be able to point me in the right direction?
Thank you, and blessings to all