Currently, international research is being conducted about the best methods for treating CMV infection during pregnancy.

Pregnant women diagnosed with primary (first) CMV infection should be referred for specialist follow up and counselling in order to receive up to date information about the risks and benefits of the available treatments, which are currently experimental. Infants born with neurological disabilities due to CMV may benefit from early antiviral treatment; this should be discussed with a specialist paediatrician.

Most babies born with CMV infection grow up with normal health. Concerns about CMV infection can be discussed with a general practitioner or MotherSafe, a free telephone service that provides a comprehensive counselling service for women and their healthcare providers concerned about exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding