Hi, I'm covered in chicken pox and 3 weeks pregnant, very worried and trying to understand whether congenital varicella syndrome (CVS) effects on baby are related to the stage of development the fetus is at when you have the pox. I've read CVS can cause birth defects, such as skin scarring, small head, and can affect baby's development. Does anyone know anything about this? Thanks.
Thanks all, and for the link babynumberthree. Very odd but I had a blood test on what must have been my 1st contagious day and it was negative. It was over 10d since I'd been exposed so I wasn't given anything for it. I understand there's nothing we can do to manage it now it's here but I just want to learn what, if any, complications a fetus at 3-4 weeks is most likely to develop.