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16/05/2013 at 08:08
right, this weekend is my sisters hen do. My cousin is coming too. She has just texted me to say her little girl has chicken pox.
Now no one in my family can remember rightly if I have had them or not. Does it even make a difference? Should I just ask her not to come. I am 16 weeks nearly. The doctor is going to look through my records and see whether I had them and call me back at 11.30.
What do I do?!?!?!?!?!
16/05/2013 at 08:12
If you've had them you're fine, so chill out until the doctor rings back. I'd be very surprised if you havent had them.
If youve not had them then I'm not sure its up to your cousin not come? Its not her fault you havent had them and are pregnant, I would say it would be your decision to make whether you go or not.
16/05/2013 at 08:22
I have just checked NHS and it says I need significant contact with the person who has it (significant is 15 mins or more) seeing as I am not going within 500 yars of her little girl I am feeling slightly nore positive. Just need to await to call from the doctor
I tell you, anything that could have gone wrong with this hen do has! It's cursed! People dropping out, broken down transport and now this! Will be glad when the whole thing is over!
16/05/2013 at 08:25
When I had shingles I was worried about my niece and nephew. My doctor said that they would have to lick my open spots to catch it. Ewwwwwh! So I think you'd be fine!
16/05/2013 at 08:30
That is gross! What a lovely mental image for the doc to give you!
16/05/2013 at 08:43
Some kids at W's nursery had it a few weeks ago and I asked the midwife who said dont worry its only a real concern in late pregnancy as if you have it when you give birth you can pass it to baby. I asked if I should keep W off nursery as she'd never had it and I didn't think I had so if she caught it I would catch it. She said no just take her as normal. She told me to go for a blood test at the doctors to check if I have immunity, but she said even if I don't have immunity they don't do anything. Turned out I did have immunity .
So you could ask for the blood test if you wanted although you wouldn't get the results back in time as mine took a week.
Personally I would go and don't worry about it. The infected person isn't there so its highly unlikely you would get it anyway. Just as much chance as standing next to someone in the queue at tesco or next to soneone on a bus who has a child at home with it.
16/05/2013 at 10:22
if your cousin has had it she can't pass it to you.
16/05/2013 at 11:47
Got a blood test this afternoon and then I will know tomorrow if Ihave immunity. If not, they will give me an injection next week to help with immunity. They are not concerned at this stage and with this exposure but it will stop me worrying later in the pregnancy when it could be serious to catch it.
16/05/2013 at 13:05
glad you have plan.
16/05/2013 at 14:03
You're only likely to get it if you come into contact with someone who is infections i.e. before the spots come out or have scabbed over. Unless your actual cousin is possibly infectious (and even if she does get it from her little girl, chances are she won't be until later next week anyway) then you've as much chance of getting it from her as anyone else you'll come into contact with. It's good that they're testing you so you'll know if you've immunity or not.
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