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23/05/2013 at 10:21
C's nursery has just called to say that a child in their morning session has been sent home with suspected chicken pox. They wanted to give me the heads up as I'm pregnant.
Im being dum as I'm not sure of the risk to me. C is in the afternoon session, would have no contact with the child at all. I've had chicken pox as a child so I dont get the risk to me. Really nice of them to be thinking of me and the baby though xx
23/05/2013 at 10:24
Even if you've had CP you can get it again, and often in adults it's a stronger strain which is shingles. However I don't think there is a great risk unless one of the teachers has it and passes it onto the kids. I guess they are just being extra careful.
23/05/2013 at 10:26
AFAIK, the risk is minimal to you and baby if you have already had it and you are later on in pregnancy. Worth looking on NHS Choices for more info or speaking to your MW if you are unsure though.
23/05/2013 at 10:27
I hoped they were edging on the side of caution, it's his bug party today and I really wanted him to go xx
23/05/2013 at 10:33
I would say they were being cautious, if you have not had direct exposure and have already had chicken pox you are unlikely to get it again. If you are worried speak to your midwife and they can test you for immunity. Maybe some comfort to you, I do not have immunity (have had chicken pox 3 times without developing immunity) and yet when Zoe had chicken pox I didn't get it.
I have just had the same issue. I had a nice chat with a nurse and this is the heads up
You need to have direct contact with the child for there to be a chance of you catching it. If it's indirect contact then chill. It is a worry if you are over 35 weeks, before this not so much. You have no reason to really worry if you have already had it.
I had a blood test last week as no one could remember if I had had it. I had at some point as I have immunity
23/05/2013 at 11:22
I had this issue recently.
If you've had chicken pox it's no problem. If you haven't then you need a blood test to see if you're immune. I hadn't had it so I had the test and it turns out I'm immune.
So if you've had it you're fine.
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