I found out last Thursday that my DP has shingles, I am currently 7wks pregnant. I have had chicken pox when i was younger. Has anyone got advice, or ever delt with this situation???
I also have to itchy spots on my belly now..
Minnie, huge amounts of sympathy to you and your dh - dh had shingles about two or three years ago - in his EYE - it was horrible and he spent about a year afterwards on steroids as a result, which sent him spiralling into depression .... sorry don't mean to scare you, it just bugs me how people don't realise just how serious it is sometimes
I would back up Hulababy's very clear description of where you stand - you are no more likely to develop it now that dh has got it than you were before, but always best to check up with m/w on that.
thank you, Been in tears and my boss just keeps looking at me. Lets hope all will be ok and i will ring the doctors as soon as the office clears a bit. DP feels guilty already about this, and he is in alot of pain with the shingles. Just our luck!!!
As someone who had a scare re. shingles in (albeit later) pregnancy I can only echo what others have said. If you know you've had chicken pox you're almost certainly OK. Even if the worst came to the worst, which in your case I'm sure it won't, the chances of the baby being affected at all are really very, very small. All rashes should be reported in pg though so do ring the doc's. (Also, you can only catch shingles if you have direct contact with the spots themselves, so that sends the odds down stll further).
Hoping you get some reassurance