CMV prevention in pregnancy

The delivery of prevention information to women is recommended by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) in guidelines published in March 2019.

New evidence shows that informing pregnant women about how to reduce exposure to CMV during pregnancy using simple hygiene practices can reduce the incidence of congenital CMV (cCMV)  infection

This is strongly supported by SA Health, with the recognition that the level of awareness about cCMV in Australia is relatively low.

More clinical information about CMV can be found at: CMV prevention in pregnancy