Could anyone advise whether slapped cheek is dangerous to me st the end of pregnancy? My sons pre school have a confirmed case of it. I'm 36 weeks and have no idea if I have immunity to it. I've left a message with the community midwives for advice but I've no idea how long it will take for someone to get back to me.
I've just been sent home from my work at school because we have a case if it. I read up yesterday and it's only a problem in the first 20 weeks. Most people do have immunity to it anyway. I had a blood test to check my immunity but because if our location it will be days before results come back so I am staying home just in case x
I'm 36 weeks too, last weekmy friend's little girl was diagnosed and my gp got me straight in for a blood test. The sample has to go off to microbiology so the results take a week, I should find out tomorrow or the day after. From what I understand, and I am no medical professional, pre 20 weeks is the most dangerous time, but throughout pregnancy it can cause it's issues, mainly by causing anaemia in the baby. I spoke my consultant on Tuesday and she said it can take 4-6 weeks for the anaemia to start causing issues by which chance hopefully our babies will be born. She said if I am not immune to it they will monitor the baby when he is born to see if there have been any effects. I hope that helps, good luck.
Yes my lovely I imagine they will. Mention it as soon as you are in and they'll take a sample. I think the problem is is slapped cheek is quite invisible for a few weeks before the rash develops. Hopefully you and baby will be ok x
I have a toddler in a creche and i am NOT immune to slapped cheek (although i believe most people are), so the doc has always said that if DS is exposed to it, he should be taken out of the creche no matter what gestation i was, although did say that the risks dwindle as time goes on. Also 36 weeks!
Well I talked to both the midwives and consultant today and neither were the slightest bit concerned. Just for my peace of mind the midwife has asked for my booking in blood to be tested for immunity and I can phone for that result in the morning.