Talking About CMV if You're Pregnant, Thinking About Pregnancy, or Have a New Baby

Talking About CMV if You're Pregnant, Thinking About Pregnancy, or Have a New Baby


This podcast episode is for anyone who's pregnant, thinking about getting pregnant, or has a newborn baby; or for anyone who's interested in learning more about cytomegalovirus (CMV). The goals of this episode are to help increase the understanding of CMV regarding pregnancy and newborn babies and to help people talk to and work with their doctors about CMV.

You will learn about:

  • CMV and the types of CMV infection, including congenital CMV

  • Symptoms and possible complications (additional problems) of congenital CMV

  • How CMV can spread and what to know regarding children and pregnancy

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Dr Megan H. Pesch talks to maternal/child health nurse Amanda Devereaux about what everyone should know about CMV.

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Authors and Disclosures


Megan H. Pesch, MD, MS

Assistant ProfessorDevelopmental and Behavioral PediatricsUniversity of MichiganAnn Arbor, Michigan

Disclosure: Megan H. Pesch, MD, MS, has the following relevant financial relationships: Served as an advisor or consultant for: DiaSorin Molecular. Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: DiaSorin Molecular

Amanda K. Devereaux, RN, BSN

Program DirectorNational CMV FoundationBoston, Massachusetts

Disclosure: Amanda K. Devereaux, RN, BSN, has no relevant financial relationships.


Anita A. Galdieri, PharmD, RPh

Associate Director, Content Development. Medscape, LLC.

Disclosure: Anita A. Galdieri, PharmD, RPh, has no relevant financial relationships.


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