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Chicken Pox and Early PG

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WhenStNixgotstuckuptheChimney Wed 08-Dec-10 12:10:48


I am 5+1 and DS has chicken pox. Have read conficting information online. I have had CP as a child and am seeing GP tomorrow just to be sure, but can anyone help with any info??


SuchStuff Wed 08-Dec-10 12:18:00

It's good that you're seeing your GP but I am quite sure that if you had it as a child, it's a much, much smaller risk. I was in a similar situation and was told it wasn't considered a problem if you'd already had it. Obviously, there is the risk of shingles but this is very small.

To reassure yourself, see This website is used by GPs and has very sensible, NHS approved advice.

WhenStNixgotstuckuptheChimney Wed 08-Dec-10 12:20:34

Thanks stuff seeing GP anyway but just seeking re-assurance

buttonmoon78 Wed 08-Dec-10 14:29:13

There is a limited risk as you should have immunity.

There is no risk at all of shingles. Shingles is an autoimmune thing and you can't catch it from chickenpox, it's the other way around. And if you do develop shingles when pg then the only risk is that your chances of developing complications are slightly higher.

I'm sure your gp will offer plenty of reassurance.

SaraL77 Wed 08-Dec-10 16:23:30

I got CP when I was 28 weeks pregnant with my DS. Doc said only risk is early pregnancy and very late or when in labour/giving birth. But if you've already had it then you should be immune and won't get it again. I hadn't had it so had to go through the horrid spotty/itching thing -my poor bump was covered!

So don't worry, you and baby should be completely fine.

lala21 Wed 08-Dec-10 17:58:54

Hello there
Both my classes (i'm a teacher) came down with CP whilst I was pregnant both times.

Ist pg was about 15 weeks
2nd pg now was really early in 1st trimester

The GP should give you a blood test to check for immunity they're pretty quick with the results as well.

You have probably built up immunity as you had it as a child. I never had CP as a child so was really anxious first time round, should feel more assured when you see GP hope its all ok

WhenStNixgotstuckuptheChimney Thu 09-Dec-10 14:29:16

Hi thanks for your messages, saw GP this morning and he has checked me for immunity via blood test, should have results today. Thanks

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