HI, my last menstural period is on august 10 2010. i went for home pregnancy test on 45 and 55 day and i got negative results. so i thought i was not pregnant and took premolut-n tablet (5mg) for two days tid. i didnt get my periods.i went to doctor on october 26 2010.doctor went for blood test and gave me flu and chicken pox vaccine (since am not having antibodies against chicken pox.blood tests were taken earlier)on the next day i got my blood results and i am pregnant.what can i do now? what all are the risk for my baby?
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replied October 30th, 2010
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You should have waited for your blood test reports before taking the vaccines. Flu vaccine will not do any harm to you or the baby, it is considered safe in pregnancy since it contains no active/live virus.
Chicken pox vaccine should be avoided in pregnant women or women planning to get pregnant soon. Though there are no studies revealing its effect on fetus, the theoretical risks are considered to be similar to actual infection with chicken pox during pregnancy. These include: limb abnormalities including absence or underdevelopment, abnormal brain development, mental retardation, scarring of the skin, and eye abnormalities. Hence a usual gap of 3 months is advised between taking vaccine and planning pregnancy. Report to the manufacturer of the vaccine or to CDC (center for disease control) for maintaining a registry for reports of women who are inadvertently vaccinated prior to or during pregnancy.
Discuss with a Perinatologist about risks of your baby developing any of the abnormalities.
Take care.

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