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DC has chicken pox, I'm 32 weeks pregnant!

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NotAnotherUserName5 Sat 22-Apr-17 13:48:44

Any doctors about or anyone with experience?

Daughter woke up today with the obvious rash. I'm so worried what it could do to my baby.

I know I have had it before, so that reduces the risks.

KayTee87 Sat 22-Apr-17 13:50:55

I wouldn't worry if you've already had it. No harm calling your gp to put your mind at rest though.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Sat 22-Apr-17 13:51:36

You've already had it. Nothing to worry about smile

BoboBunnyH0p Sat 22-Apr-17 13:54:53

I came into contact with a child who had chicken pox about 2 weeks before I found out I was pregnant. Midwife said as long as I had had chicken pox (I have) all would be fine. My ds was perfectly healthy.
My best friend found herself in a similar situation to yourself and again was told the same as myself.

PeaFaceMcgee Sat 22-Apr-17 13:55:43

If you've had it then your body creates antibodies that will pass to your baby. But you're advised to have a blood test to check your antibody levels to make sure.

Cannaeshoveyergranny Sat 22-Apr-17 13:57:08

My ds had chicken pox when I was pregnant with ds2- as I'd had them as a child it was fine so you've nothing to worry about smile

GoodGirlGoneWrong Sat 22-Apr-17 13:59:10

My midwife got my immunity tested when I was pregnant as I was exposed to it with dc2 and have never had it.

NotAnotherUserName5 Sat 22-Apr-17 14:01:51

So spoken to my mother-I was born with chicken pox as she had it in pregnancy with me. So I've had neonatal chicken pox-does this mean I'm at risk still?

I'll ask my doctor for the test.

PeaFaceMcgee Sat 22-Apr-17 14:03:54

Immunity can fade sometimes. Good luck with the titre test!

PeaFaceMcgee Sat 22-Apr-17 14:05:05

*Varicella titer test

keepingfingerscrossed Sat 22-Apr-17 14:30:38

You should have already been tested for this when your booking in bloods were taken by the midwife (at least they do in my area). Check your maternity notes for

PeaFaceMcgee Sat 22-Apr-17 14:33:52

Are you getting confused with rubella? Varicella is not usually in with the booking bloods.

2015mom Sat 22-Apr-17 14:33:57

As long as you have had it you are fine.

Also if you breastfeed the baby will have your immunity so less likely the baby will catch it.

On first pregnancy I was around his hands nephews who had chicken pox when 24 weeks pregnant and midwife said I will be fine because I have had it.

During second pregnancy there was a chicken pox outbreak at my son's nursery and I was 38 weeks pregnant so I took him out of nursery then fearing my newborn would get it. Then health Visitor said newborn very unlikely to catch it anyway because I was breastfeeding so I sent my son back to nursery and luckily they both never got it.

2015mom Sat 22-Apr-17 14:35:03

Husband's nephews*

LouKout Sat 22-Apr-17 14:35:15

You won't catch it again if you already had it. And wont pass it on unless you catch it.

2015mom Sat 22-Apr-17 14:36:05

How many weeks are you?

AbbeyRoadCrossing Sat 22-Apr-17 14:36:22

I also had chicken pox immunity tested in booking in bloods. It's VSV immunity on your notes

Glitterkitten24 Sat 22-Apr-17 14:36:35

If you've had it before you've nothing to worry about.

My son developed chicken pox 6 days before my elcs, oh how we laughed.
Even though I hadn't had cp, my blood sample was tested and I did have immunity. By the time we were going home with newborn all was clear, it did mean he couldn't visit me in hospital though, obviously!

LouKout Sat 22-Apr-17 14:39:06

2015mom the clue is in the title wink

NotAnotherUserName5 Sat 22-Apr-17 14:44:48

2015mom I'm 32 weeks.

Will check my notes now.

PodgeBod Sat 22-Apr-17 18:14:43

I've had chicken pox twice, DD1 caught cp when I was in early pregnancy. They took a blood test, I was found to have no immunity so they gave me a vaccine. It has to be within 10 days of you being exposed iirc so let your gp know asap.

itsnotterrysitsmine Sat 22-Apr-17 18:22:06

Both ds's had chickenpox when I was about 6 weeks pregnant this time - ds2 was covered head to foot in them. My midwife said as I'd already had them me & baby should be fine. For your own peace of mind give your midwife or gp a call

NotAnotherUserName5 Sat 22-Apr-17 18:30:37

I contacted the hospital, and they are using a sample they still have (didn't realise they kept them) to test my immunity.

Glad I called as the window for the injection of need is short following exposure.

Fingers crossed I am!

NotAnotherUserName5 Sat 22-Apr-17 18:31:07

I'd not of

2015mom Sat 22-Apr-17 19:57:58

That's really good they are doing tests.. fingers crossed you are okay. Breast feed at the beginning just to be on the safe side because the colustrum is like a vaccination for the baby until they have their first immunisations at 8 weeks

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