I'm 26 weeks pregnant and DS has developed chicken pox, I had them as a child and so wasn't worried but so many people have told me it's really risky and I should see my doctor etc, but I don't understand why.
Does anyone no if I've missed something, why are chicken pox risky even though I've already had them?
Don't think you need to worry but worth getting your immunity checked via gp, I did. Some people do get it twice if not made properly immune the first time. If you're not immune then you will be given antivirals.
Hi OP - I am 19 weeks and DC1 has the pox at the moment.
My GP told me not to worry as like you, I had it as a child and am immune.
People will tell you it is risky etc because it is potentially dangerous if you are pregnant and haven't had it, and because they are confused by the information or just love a bit of drama.
Honestly, as long as you had them as a child there is no risk to you or your baby. Apart from the wailing / scratching DS and the fact that you are pregnant and so can't prescribe yourself some gin/wine for the stress, there is really and honestly nothing to worry about.
I was in exactly the same position at Christmas, about 20 weeks pregnant and daughter caught them. I'd had it before and shingles twice before, but I spoke to my consultant about it and he was not worried about it xx