Risks for Expecting Mothers
Women who are pregnant and have been exposed to brucellosis should consult with their obstetricians/healthcare provider for evaluation. Laboratory tests and a short course of antibiotics also known as post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) may be recommended.
Prompt diagnosis and treatment of brucellosis during pregnancy can be lifesaving for the fetus.
While rare, human-to-human transmission from lactating mothers to their breastfed infants has been reported.
If you have been diagnosed with brucellosis, please consult with your obstetrician/healthcare provider for healthy nursing options.
Page last reviewed: November 12, 2012