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Urgent advice needed - would I put newborns at risk

(8 Posts)
makedoandmend Mon 20-Jul-09 08:57:44

Been incubating something over the weekend - so as a precaution I didn't meet up with the NCT babies.

However, I think I've just got a cold- I've got headache, sore throat, sporadic cough and can feel my nose gradually getting mucousy (nice!) but a temp of 37.5 and feel generally coldy (a few aches and pains). I also took myself off to bed yesterday and felt brighter after which, to me, says cold. There is swine flu at dh's work however.

I have my monthly HV weigh check up this morning - should I go (my lo had weight issues before and is small so I like to keep an eye on her at least every month). Or should I postpone just in case because there will be a lot of newborns there?

Bit stuck as to what to do

makedoandmend Mon 20-Jul-09 08:59:13

My dd is 8m if that helps and is still only 14lbs - hence the very active interest in her weight!

Picante Mon 20-Jul-09 08:59:18

I wouldn't go. It can wait.

seeker Mon 20-Jul-09 08:59:35

I would leave it. it won't hurt your lo to miss a monthly weigh in!

LIZS Mon 20-Jul-09 09:00:04

Go another time , a week won't make much odds and lots of people will miss the odd appointment due to hoidays and sickness.

paranoidpatsy Mon 20-Jul-09 09:01:45

I wouldn't go - another week won't make much difference to you, and you'd feel awful if it did turn out to be swine flu...

MissisBoot Mon 20-Jul-09 09:02:15

can you give your hv a call - they'll probably advise you to stay away?

you're probably past the infectious stage by now but wouldn't be putting babies any more at risk then if you were in a supermarket etc.

how necessary is it that your lo is weighed this week? could you go next week instead?

makedoandmend Mon 20-Jul-09 09:11:46

Thanks all - I've sort of come to that conclusion myself - I would just feel terrible if I'd caused anyone else to be ill - particularly a child.

The weigh-ins have only become a bit of a focus because she was losing weight and it's just so nice to see her putting on something. I'll leave it for a week.

Thanks to everyone grin

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