Drugs which are damaging to child’s ear (like aspirin, chloroquin, quinine, streptomycin) should be avoided in pregnancy.
If there is some viral infection to mother during pregnancy, which may cause deafness in the child, then it is usually better to terminate the pregnancy than to give birth to a deaf child. For this reason health of pregnant mother should be carefully monitored during pregnancy and in case of any health problem, specialist lady doctor should be consulted.
If some chromosomal abnormality is detected in the fetus (unborn child) then consultation for termination of pregnancy should be seeked.
If age of mother is more than 30 years and age of father is more than 35 years then they should consult doctor before planning for a kid.
Dr. Vijay Chouradia, MS (E.N.T.)
Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon
Micro-Surgery Specialist (Mumbai)
UG-08, Royal View, Off Meghdoot Garden
Scheme No. 54, Vijaynagar
Phone: (0731) 2550044