IVF-Infertility.com home

keeping reptiles when doing IVF/pregnant

Discussion group for all topics related to infertility including preparation for pregnancy, causes, investigation and treatment of infertility.

keeping reptiles when doing IVF/pregnant

Postby Prawnster » Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:06 pm

Hi, I wonder if anyone has done IVF or become pregnant whilst having a Lizard as a pet. I know that reptiles carry bacteria particulary Salmonella and strict hygiene must be adhered too. I was about to choose my long awaited pet but also now about to start an IVF cycle.

Thank you
Prawnster
Member
 
Posts: 60
Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:29 pm

Postby riogirl71 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:06 pm

I am not sure about IVF but I do have a friend whose 2 year old contracted Salmonella from the pet lizard and it caused her severe long term issues. Sorry :(
me 39 + DH 46 low mot - chemo
#3 IVF Lost one twin at 8 wks
Image
#2 IVF May 2010 Ectopic
#1 IVF
Image
riogirl71
Valued Contributor
 
Posts: 2518
Joined: Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:10 am
Location: CA, USA

Postby Prawnster » Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:39 am

Thank you for your reply and I am sorry to hear about your friends little one. I think I will be postponing the lizard as my head is telling me not to take the risk.

Thank you again and I wish you luck with your baby boy!
Prawnster
Member
 
Posts: 60
Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:29 pm

Postby riogirl71 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:26 pm

Prawnster - I think you should follow your gut feeling. Maybe you can postpone it until your child is older and not so susceptible. My friend had a really healthy girl and she got so sick that it stunted her development, I am sure that it was a fluke but better safe than sorry!

Good luck and tons of baby dust!
me 39 + DH 46 low mot - chemo
#3 IVF Lost one twin at 8 wks
Image
#2 IVF May 2010 Ectopic
#1 IVF
Image
riogirl71
Valued Contributor
 
Posts: 2518
Joined: Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:10 am
Location: CA, USA


Return to General Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 5 guests