This is just from a quick web search, but it appears that having shingles during pregnancy is not an issue for the pregnancy.
Although shingles and chickenpox are caused by the same virus (varicella-zoster virus), Dr. Ben Peyton-Jones, a specialist in obstetrics with BabyCenter.Com, states that research does not indicate problems arising in a pregnancy as a result of a shingles infection.
What *IS* important, though, is that your friend avoid other pregnant women. Because she could pass chicken pox to a person who was not immune and that is more likely to have serious consequences with a pregnancy.
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