I am 12 weeks pregnant and work in LTC. We are getting a new resident who has VRE in their stool, and I am concerned about how to protect my self and my baby from VRE exposure. How likely is it that VRE could be spread to a fetus? What harm could VRE cause for a fetus? I know that nurses need to care for all patients, but are there any precautions a pregnant person should not come in contact with (besides shingles?)
Thank you for your insight.