Fox Sports is reporting that the pregnancy of a pregnant women may have been the result of an old illness or a viral infection, with a post-partum woman becoming pregnant again.
The woman may not have had a miscarriage or a vaginal birth, but it could have been because of an infection, said Dr. David Kroll, the president of The Women’s Health Research Institute at the University of Michigan Medical School, who specializes in pregnant women.
A post-pregnancy viral infection is more common than most of us would think, he told Fox News.
“You’ve got to remember that we have a new virus called HPV and that can affect a whole bunch of different ways,” Kroll said.
“In this case, the virus was the result.”
A lot of women have post-infectious viral infections, but the virus that causes post-virilization is different, he said.
There is some evidence to suggest that it can lead to miscarriage, Kroll added.
If it’s an early infection that leads to a postpartum syndrome, Kropf said, it’s important to take steps to prevent it, but “in general, there is no benefit to getting pregnant again after a viral illness.”
In the case of post-reovirus infections, women can still have children, Kline said, and a lot of the research indicates that women who have a viral load that is below 3,000 are still able to have a child.