Join Date: May 2002
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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Wow! I just got a fax from my first midwife. My blood shows immunity to rubella. Can you believe that my 3 yo DS has rubella? It is supposed to be super-rare. I guess it is just under-reported. What are the odds that he would get it while I am in the high-risk zone of pregnancy (less than 20 weeks)?
He is relaxing and feeling fine other than sleeping more, rashy face and swollen lymph nodes. It is just a 3 day disease, but boy!
During my travails over this I learned that viral infection (such as rubella) depletes the mother of Vitamin A, which is what is the main cause of birth defects in a fetus. And so, I have been adding cod liver oil, which I will keep taking anyway.
This has been crazy!
Jean, happy HS mom to Peter (5), Daniel (9) and Lucie (2) and also someone new...