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Parvovirus-anyone had?

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wellbalanced Fri 29-Aug-08 17:43:28

I have been in contact with a little girl whom has Parvovirus (slapped cheek), I am 8+2wk pregnant.
60% of adults have had it but never known. I dont know if i have had it, but the chances are high given my job. (nanny)
I am having my bloods done on Mon.
Has anyone had this or come into contact with it whilst pregnant.
What was the outcome?

WobblyPig Fri 29-Aug-08 17:55:35

Yes. My niece had parvo when I was pregnant and her mum and dad didn't let me know before visiting. I was really annoyed. Didn't get it so probably had it before like most people.

dinny Fri 29-Aug-08 17:57:47

Yes, WB

I am 13 weeks pg and I came into contact with it (it was going round school and my dd and ds got, plus one of my close friends)

this was when I was about 7 weeks, I think

had the bloods done, they take 2 weeks to come back am afraid - they could I had old immunity to it and all was OK

didn't know I had had it before, nor did my mum

good luck

Chaotica Fri 29-Aug-08 18:10:02

A child at the CM got it and gave it to DD when I was pregnant with DS (2nd trimester) -- midwife was really unconcerned and didn't even do bloods (angry in retrospect)

Now I may well be immune and it all be a total coincidence, but pregnancy went high risk a couple of weeks after that. DS is fine but he nearly wasn't and I'm less than impressed with my midwife's reaction (it was accident that I got further monitoring that pointed to a problem). So don't worry, but get tested all the same.

lou031205 Fri 29-Aug-08 18:40:13

Yes, I was in contact the week after I found out I was pregnant, in early August. Blood results took 2 weeks to return, and midwife told me on Thursday last week that I am immune.

You have two sets of antibodies they look for IGg (old antibodies) IGm (new within last 4 weeks antibodies):


IGg & IGm = Not good. Increased miscarriage risk, serial scans needed fortnightly for fetal hydrops from 4 weeks after exposure until 32 weeks.

IGg, no IGm = good, no risk.

No IGg, no IGm = Ok for now, but at risk if exposed to parvovirus because you have no immunity.

Having said that, the risk of contracting parvovirus in pregnancy is only about 20-40% overall, when you take into account that 60% of women are immune.

Within that, the risk of fetal hydrops is only 3% of women who are infected, which is 0.6%-1.2% of the pregnant population overall.

dinny Fri 29-Aug-08 19:14:54

God, hope the mw read my results OK - she would have, wouldn't she?

you don't have to have a doctor decipher the results?

Chaotica Fri 29-Aug-08 21:45:12

I'm sure she did, but you can look at them yourself (or we can in our area).

lou031205 Fri 29-Aug-08 21:46:01

No, dinny, don't worry, results come back IGg detected/not detected, and IGm detected/not detected. So it is just a tick box procedure - one, neither or both.

PinkApril Sat 30-Aug-08 17:26:23


I came into contact with it at 9 weeks.

As some of the other ladies have said, i was given a blood test and they came back that i had had it in my past so was immune but had not had it recently. Doctor told me to forget about it...

malloo Mon 01-Sep-08 13:42:11

My DS had it when I was about 4 weeks. I'm now 15 weeks, had 2 bloods done, both came back to say no recent infection but I'm not immune so I've to be careful not to come into contact with it (especially weeks 12-20 apparently). At my 12 week scan they were looking for signs of infection but all OK. Midwives and hospital have both taken it quite seriously and I had an appointment with the hospital consultant although it was not really necessary as the bloods were clear. Must depend where you are (I'm in Scotland). Fingers crossed you are fine, let us know how you get on.

wellbalanced Mon 01-Sep-08 19:34:26

Ive just had my bloods done 2day, So hopefully they'll come back in nxt couple of week. Ive got my booking in appointment in 10days so mayb have results then? Or 2week like most said.
Fingers crossed x

popsycal Mon 01-Sep-08 19:35:58

i got it at 25 weeks pregnant
you need to get your blood tested

popsycal Mon 01-Sep-08 19:36:20

<must read full thread.....>

wellbalanced Mon 01-Sep-08 19:50:26

Thanks pops!!!

mully Thu 04-Sep-08 19:23:29

hi i had it at 5 weeks it lasted for 3 weeks i didnt realise i had it unill ny niece came out in the rash i had my booking blood test so they checked those and before those results came back my midwife did another blood test i then found out that i had had it, i spoke to my midwife and she told me that between 10 and 20 weeks it was the most dangerous but she doesnt know how it would affect me as i had it so early in pregnancy she also told me that i had a 50/50 chance of losing the baby till 28 weeks i have a scan booked for tuesday and a scan again on the 16th my 12 week scan which is with a consultant any way and im also being refered to a fetal med department but i dont know what they are going to do all in all im not really sure whats going on! i will let you know

wellbalanced Fri 05-Sep-08 08:25:11

Fingers crossed mully that all will be fine.
Ive got another week to wait for my blood results, nothing i can do so put it to back of my mind, worked so far as not even thought about it!!!

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