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chicken pox question ... 8 week old baby immune?

(7 Posts)
LylaLils Sun 11-Nov-12 19:18:50


I had chicken pox when I was 29 weeks pregnant with my LO. every thing was fine though thank goodness. He is now 8 wks old. my niece now has chicken pox. Is my baby immune? X

digerd Sun 11-Nov-12 20:22:01

Only a blood test could tell if he has the antibodies. I wouldn't risk assuming he has.

TattyCatty Sun 11-Nov-12 20:27:56

Most likely not. A good friend of mine contracted Chicken Pox at around 35 weeks pregnant, and her DS went on to have it, although not at such a young age. Best to take the usual precautions, although if your niece has now come out in spots she would have been infectious already for quite some time, so may be too late. Fingers crossed that he is fine!

LightningSteveMcQueen Sun 11-Nov-12 20:31:36

I think not, I had it at 36 weeks pg and my baby then had it when she was 11 months old.

LylaLils Wed 14-Nov-12 15:17:20

Thanks all for your replies. Much appreciated. I'll be keeping him away from poorly niece then!

Inmyopinion1 Wed 14-Nov-12 17:11:24

He won't be immune.

SixtyFootDoll Wed 14-Nov-12 17:12:51

No my son had it at 8 weeks, was awful. Caught it from his big brother.

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