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18/04/2013 at 16:51
Has anyone had it?
Just found out someone at Ws nursery has it. W hasnt got any symptoms yet. But I've never had it, didn't get it as a child.
Rang the midwife and she said to get a blood test to check if I have immunity but they don't really do anything if you get it anyway.
Im 14 weeks pregnant and she said if I got it there would be a low risk baby would be infected as is more dangerous if you give birth when you have it . But I've just googled and its says its really risky if you're under 20 weeks and can cause problems to the baby.
there's not really much I can do but just wondered if anyone has any experience?
18/04/2013 at 17:13
No experience, but hopefully the reason you've never had it is because you've got immunity to it xx
18/04/2013 at 17:45
My friend 's lo had it when she was pregnant with no 2, they tested her blood and she wasn't immune so they gave her an infusion/injection of antibodies/antiserum. I can't remember the exact details but basically they can do stuff about it so I'd def have the blood test and go from there. Best of luck x x
18/04/2013 at 19:14
Thanks. I'm hoping I have sort of magical immunity as my 3 brothers and sisters had it when I was a baby but I didn't.
The MW said there is an antiserum kind if thing but it never gets used anymore, they rarely give it out. So not sure why that is if its not safe. I am just keeping my fingers crossed the bliss test says I have immunity
18/04/2013 at 19:55
Sound like you must have immunity if all your siblings got it and you didn't, you can get it really mildly and still gain immunity. My mum tells me I only had 6 spots when I had it, but my poor sister was pickled! X
19/04/2013 at 07:33
I'm in the same situation. I'm a teacher and I have 3 in my class off with it. I didn't have it when I was younger. I'm off to the docs for a blood test this morning. My work are being very cautious. I'm enjoying the morning off.
19/04/2013 at 08:17
I was actually thinking about primary school teachers custard, thinking they haven't got a choice about avoiding it! You will have to let me know how you get on
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