I am 30 weeks and one of my friends called me tonight to tell me that she has chicken pox. I last saw her on new years eve. I had chicken pox as a child but so did my friend and I know a few people who have had chicken pox more than once. What are the risks to me and my baby?
Well, if you had it as a kid, I think it's highly unlikely you'll have it again as an adult. I've never heard of anyone getting the chicken pox in adulthood after having it as a kid. I myself have had chicken pox twice, but they were both during childhood.
I think you and your child are perfectly fine - if you have not broken out into the classic itchy sores, you have nothing to lose sleep over. You say you saw your friend on new year's eve, and the date of your post is january 9th. You would have definitely been itching yourself silly by now.
But, if you are still very worried, it never hurts to give your doctor a call and just ask them. Might be more reassuring to hear your doctor tell you you're fine than a random internet junkie, but who knows. :)
They told me in pregnancy it can be very bad for the baby. I dont know if he meant if I got it or not. So, def speak to the Dr. I had almost 2 year old with chicken pox, when I was pregnant with my daughter.
I would stay away from your friend until you find out.
Chicken pox can be dangerous for a women carrying a baby in the 3rd trimester as the baby can catch it through the mother. If you had chicken pox as a child I am sure you and baby will be fine as the immunity that you made to fight the chicken pox will be defending the baby too. Chicken pox can take around 14 days to come out in a rash so probably be best to be checked just in case.