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#1 of 4 Old 06-15-2006, 06:20 PM - Thread Starter
 
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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!

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Wow! Hope your ds gets better quickly. How did he get it?

Glad your immune... I think it is common to be immune as most ppl get it in childhood... but I could be wrong.
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Wow! Hope your ds gets better quickly. How did he get it?

Glad your immune... I think it is common to be immune as most ppl get it in childhood... but I could be wrong.
He doesn't play with very many kids, and his best good buddy was vaxed around the right time. That is all I can think of. And my DS is not vaxed. In America, I think most people get the vax, which is not as guaranteed immunity as the natural illness.

I am glad, too! And thanks for asking about DS. He is doing absolutely great. A little stir crazy, though!

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It's crazy how things work out like that sometimes I hope your ds recovers quickly.
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