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Hand,foot &mouth outbreak at my dd3s school.Im 24wks pregnant, should i worry?

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runaroundstartsnow Thu 13-Oct-11 21:41:42

2 of my dds friends have it, they are her best friends so she spends lots of time with them.I dont know if i am immune to it as i dont remember my other children ever having it. Cant work out whether i should be in a panic or not.Will it hurt my baby?

banana87 Thu 13-Oct-11 21:47:02

You should be ok. DD had this a while back and I did not get it and it did not harm the pregnancy. When I checked with the GP they said most adults have already been exposed and therefore immune. They also said to come in at the first sign of a fever, rash, etc. HTH.

blueskydrinking Thu 13-Oct-11 21:55:20

I was wondering this too - I'm only 8/9 weeks and DS has come home with it from nursery today. He's picked it up a couple of times from there before so I'm hoping that I have some immunity... but he obviously hasn't!

MrBloomsNursery Thu 13-Oct-11 22:18:12

It's fine:


fuckityfuckfuckfuck Thu 13-Oct-11 22:33:07

It'll be fine. I had a nasty case of this before I knew I was pregnant and subsequently really panicked when I realised. I was told it was absolutely fine, the worst that can happen is if, like me, you get a mouth full of ulcers. Ouch! Baby will be fine.

Greenleafytrees Fri 14-Oct-11 06:19:09

Don't worry: one of my DC had this when I was 3-4 weeks. I found out that she had it the day after I found out I was pg. My flaky GP (who really is not the best) was going on about me having a slightly increased risk of miscarriage if I caught it etc, and took my blood to check for antibodies. It had to be sent to one of the top labs in the country given the specialist nature of the test...who wrote to my GP a week later having refused to check my blood as there is no evidence of any increase in the mc risk at all.

Your baby will be fine

Greenleafytrees Fri 14-Oct-11 06:21:58

PS should add that I'm now 27 weeks. Also, your DD may have had it already without you knowing. You too for that matter. It's really contagious but my DC1 didn't get it, nor did DH or I. I don't remember Dc1 having had it, and she's only 4, but has clearly been exposed at some point.

somethingkindaoooh Fri 14-Oct-11 08:55:30

Think it must be doing the rounds at the mo. My DS has just had it last week (I am 35 wks pg)...despite having had it several times before he was COVERED in spots!! sad I spoke to doctor (they didn't even bother bringing us into the surgery for a proper appt!) on the phone and she said that there are something like 26 different strains of the virus but that it would be extremely unlikely that an adult would get it...and that even if I did come out in spots they wouldn't be concerned unless I then went into labour within the next 3-4 days in which case I should just inform the labour ward before I turned up there! Got the feeling that their only concern would be that I would spread it to everyone else in the hospital!! wink DS just had to stay off nursery till the spots were no longer fluidy and had started to dry out. Hope this helps and puts your mind at rest smile

runaroundstartsnow Fri 14-Oct-11 19:07:42

Thank you all so much, i feel better about it now smile

MayDayChild Fri 14-Oct-11 19:17:51

DS has it and it's so sad watching his listless wandering around his toys before giving up and coming back for cuddles. 16months.
He hasn't eaten for 2 days, can't swallow his saliva so is soaked with dribble and screams with the pain in his mouth.
I think he has a bad strain as the boy he caught it from was hardly poorly at all.
His groin is covered but only one or two on hands and one on a foot.

blueskydrinking Sat 15-Oct-11 12:44:22

Oh bless him, MayDayChild sad

My DS is completely unfazed by it, only trouble we've had was when he tripped over on the gravel today and grazed his blisters. Didn't keep him down for long though! unfortunately

He had lots of them on his bottom and his groin with a previous bout of it - that confused me confused

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