My SIL has shingles. (She's in her early 30s.) Anyway, My MIL has been in contact with her. From what I know, shingles is not contagious and those with shingles should only avoid those who are pregnant and those who have not had chicken pox. (I'm not sure but I assume my MIL has had chicken pox.)
My MIL is due to visit us tomorrow but part of me is afraid of her being around my newborn (he's 3 weeks old), even if she has had the chicken pox in the past. I just feel you never know if she is a carrier or not and I am always cautious about that kind of stuff if I can avoid it. I am planning on telling my husband to cancel them coming over tomorrow. (It's really no big deal to cancel because they are over every Wed.) I just wanted to hear other's opinions/thoughts on this and how you'd feel and what you'd do.