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Risk of chicken pox affecting fetus - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi my friend and i are both about 6 weeks pregnant and her little boy has just come down with chcken pox are we or are babies at risk we have both had chicken pox when we were younger
Doctor :   More than 90 percent of pregnant women are immune to chickenpox because they either had chickenpox before pregnancy or were vaccinated as children (1, 2).
Doctor :   Women who are immune to chickenpox cannot become infected and do not need to be concerned about it during pregnancy
User :   so we both should be ok then
Doctor :   closer the contact of a susceptible pregnant woman with an infected person, the greater her chances of contracting chickenpox
Doctor :   so if u had chicken pox vaccine
User :   also this is his third time of having chicken pox all though the first two times were mild is this normal
Doctor :   there is nothing to be worried about
Doctor :   ok
User :   i have not had the vaccine
User :   but i have had chicken pox
Doctor :   ok
User :   but only once
Doctor :   when was it
Doctor :   how long ago
User :   when i was little
User :   not sure what age
Doctor :   then thats fine
Doctor :   u should be fine
User :   think about 4

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