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Chicken Pox

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MrsJoeyMaynard Fri 24-Jun-16 19:00:23

I've just gone on FB and seen a post from the mum of another child in DS1's class at school.

Her DC has come out in spots since home time today, and they're pretty sure it's chicken pox.

I'm about 16 weeks pregnant and a bit worried now. This child will have been contagious for a few days, and DS1 - the whole class really - is bound to have been exposed to this child. There's probably going to be loads of them coming down with it in the next few weeks even if DS1 hasn't already caught it.

So... how worried do I need to be? I had chicken pox when I was 6 or 7, but someone told me you can catch it twice. DS1 had chicken pox as a baby, but he had such a mild case that I have no confidence at all in him being immune.

dementedpixie Fri 24-Jun-16 21:14:07

It is fairly rare to catch it twice so if you had it as a child you are unlikely to catch it again. I wouldn't worry unless he actually shows signs of it which he may not if he had it already too. I think you can get your immunity checked so if you are still worried you could ask for it to be done

SpinALittleFaster Fri 24-Jun-16 21:22:53

They only worry if you haven't had it before. My DD was infectious for almost 3 weeks and neither of us caught it again.

Jenjen85 Fri 24-Jun-16 22:04:19

My DD got chicken pox when i was 28wks pregnant speak to your midwife and get them to check your blood for immunity to it. They checked my 12week booking bloods. If you've had it before its highly likely that you'll be immune

Belager Sat 25-Jun-16 11:58:03

I work in a school and over the past month half my class have caught chicken pox. I've had it twice and am prone to shingles when stressed but seem ok so far. 32wks

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