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HELP CHICKEN POX 20 WEEKS

(8 Posts)
nadinetd Thu 22-Feb-07 09:12:26

HI IM NOT SURE IF IM EVEN GOING TO GET IT BUT MY NIECE HAS IT AND I HAVE BEEN WITH HER A LOT, WHAT CAN HAPPEN WORRIED SICK?

scorpio1 Thu 22-Feb-07 09:15:20

i would just go to the GP and tell them that you have been aroound someone with chickenpox,and see what they say.

MynamesDaveIswimlikeafish Thu 22-Feb-07 09:15:23

Nadine - try not to worry. If you do get it (have you had it before?) you are at the best time. It's risky early on and close to delivery. I had it at 26 weeks and baby was fine.

If you do get it go to your GP asap as you can get anti-virals.

berolina Thu 22-Feb-07 09:17:22

From 20 to (I think) 36 weeks there is no risk to the baby, and even before 20 weeks the risk is only 1-2%, so you are unlikely to be at risk. Are you sure you haven't had it?

nadinetd Thu 22-Feb-07 09:47:18

i had it as a child, does that mean i cant get it again?

clairemow Thu 22-Feb-07 09:48:58

nadine, if you had cpox as a child, you are highly unlikely to get it again as you'll have immunity in your system. But if you're nervous, you could see your GP and ask. But I think the others here are right, and it's most dangerous in the first trimester and near delivery.

Frenchsmallfry Thu 22-Feb-07 10:19:02

Try not to panic, it is only usually a risk a, in the first trimester and b, if you are not immune. The chances are if you had it as a child you will carry some immunity, you can get this confirmed with a blood test to help ease your mind. Ask your gp, but please try to stay calm the risk of there being a problem even at the early stages is tiny.

incy Thu 22-Feb-07 10:44:23

Yes, I was told only a potential problem before 20 weeks and close to the birth. Even in these cases then it is a small risk. As has already said you can have a blood test for checking immunity and if you are not immune they can give you an injection.

Big hug.

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