I am so worried of passing this on to my child. This is my first outbreak. I had flu like symptoms with it.
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replied March 27th, 2010
Luckily, you have caught it early into your pregnancy. Your healthcare professional will talk you through the risks involved and what they can do for you and your baby.

There is only a very small chance that you will pass the virus onto your child. If you are having an active outbreak at the time of delivery it could be transferred to the baby, but there are medications available should that happen.

The transfer of maternal antibodies starts at around 28 weeks in your pregnancy, which means they will be passed through your placenta into your babies bloodstream, which is good! The antibodies should protect your baby from contracting the virus from you.

Hope it all works out for you.
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