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I Have Never Heard of This Before

Cytomegalovirus. Otherwise known as CMV. Before a few weeks ago, I had never heard of it. Now it is all I can think about. By definition, CMV is a common virus that can infect almost anyone. Most people don't even know that they have CMV because it rarely causes any symptoms. Once infected with CMV, your body retains the virus for life. It usually is not a cause for concern. Unless, of course, you are pregnant. Which I just happen to be. 
This all came about because in early June my husband wasn't feeling well. He was feeling weak/flu like. Our daughter had just been sick at the end of May, so we thought maybe he had caught that. But after this feeling lingered for over a week, he decided to make an appointment. And after several rounds of blood work, it was determined that he had CMV. His doctor prescribed him some over-the-counter vitamins and basically told him he was fine. But his doctor mentioned that *I* should tell my doctor about my husband having the virus. Ironically…