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My littlest one had a couple of random blisters on his hands at the beginning of the week. No fever, no fussiness, just 2 or 3 weird blisters. I contacted my dad (a family NP) and he said he probably just got into something that he was sensitive to...nothing to worry about. I thought for brief moment that it might be HFMD, but with no fever, mouth sores, etc...I wasn't concerned.
Well, yesterday afternoon I noticed that I had a few random red bumps on my hands that stung just a little bit. Then they started cropping up on the bottom of my feet. Same with my oldest boy. No fever or anything like that...just the kind of annoying bumps on my hand.
I'm 100% sure it's HFMD and I'm FREAKING out. I'm 9 1/2 weeks pregnant right now and while MOST things I've read said that it's extremely rare for HFM to affect a fetus, that there is still a possibility of miscarriage and deformities.
Has anyone actually HAD HFMD while they were pregnant? Not just exposed to it?
My son just had it. His ped said it was basically impossible for an adult to catch it because 99.9% of people get it before they are five years old. She also said the only time it is a worry to pregnant women would be IF they have WHILE delivering. She got her info from the CDC (even called them to double check) and they said there is no concern whatsoever in the first or second trimester and that again virtually no adults will get HFMD.
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