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Is my fetus safe from rubella? am i infected or not?

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I'm 4wks pregnant, Is my fetus safe from rubella? am i infected or not? my igg=18.2 (+) and igm=0.96 (-)

I'm scared cause my 2 years old daughter got fever and then rash for 3 days, that was 3 weeks ago her doctor said it's Roseola. she got her Rubella vaccination and completed the dose when she was 1 and half. but i did Rubella tests for her just in case and she got igg=120 (+) and igm=0.33(-) i can't understand her results from vaccination or she was infected last month and affected me?is it 3 weeks enough to get that result or igm takes a time? my baby may be not safe and i have to misscarriage ?

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replied May 1st, 2014
Miscarriage and Stillbirth Answer A46989
Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

Rubella IgG antibodies indicate past infection and immunity developed from it. Since IgM is negative for both you and your daughter, there is no current infection. Both of you got infected in past. Hence, just based on this test, you do not suffer from rubella and are thus unlikely to pass it to your baby. However, please consult your gynecologist regarding this. Hope this helps. Take care!

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