I am 31 weeks pregnant and my son (2.5) has what I believe is chicken pox. I will call the health centre tomorrow but was just wondering if anyone else has dealt with this before. My mom says she is 99% sure I had them but she never actually took me to the Dr. to be diagnosed, just assumed it was chicken pox at the time. I have read all about the risks and I know that it's actually the best time to get them if I do and that in all likelihood I won't as we are pretty sure I've had them before.
Thank in advance for any insight you may have!:)
Hi, Im a GP Obestetrician in Outback Australia & have been practising for 27 years .
.Obviously its sensible to get the diagnosis confirmed . Chickenpox cam affect pregnant women but the time of most concern is under 18 weeks or at the time of delivery .
There was some recent research here in AUstralia confirming that over 95% of the time
family " memories " of having had chickenpox were confirmed by blood testing - so If your mm says you had it you probably did and are immune.
The big concern would be if you went into labour early and your newborn was affected - that is only a tiny possibility .
Otherwise be reassured & enjoy the rest of your pregnancy .
Best wishes, Heather
|51 members and 20,545 guests|
|anisaer , Arduinna , Avv821 , BirthFree , Boobiejuice , coconotcoco , CricketVS , Deborah , emmy526 , girlspn , hakunangovi , happy-mama , hillymum , joandsarah77 , Joseph G. Wade , judybean , katelove , kathymuggle , kcsb , Kelleybug , manyhatsmom , MeanVeggie , Michele123 , Mirzam , MountainMamaGC , NaturallyKait , OneWithTwo , RollerCoasterMama , rubelin , SarahBovard , Sasha2011 , Satori , scaramouche131 , SchoolmarmDE , shantimama , Skippy918 , Socks , Springshowers , sren , stellanyc , stephaniepifer , superseeps , TealCandy , transylvania_mom , valerievalira , VK1987 , zebra15|
|Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.|