Hi everyone,

I had mumps 4 weeks ago when I was 6 weeks pregnant, aparently this only affects 1 in 10,000 pregnant woman, plus i've had the vaccination. Sad

Anyway I don't know much about mumps but I had to go for saliva swabs the other day with the nurse to test for it. It seems strange they do this 4 weeks after I had it and can only tell me now it was definetly mumps. I think I'd be quite disappointed now if I was told it wasn't mumps after suffering through that with no painkillers.

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replied February 21st, 2008
Wondering how you are Natalie_d
I read to see you have mumps while pregnant I was wondering how you are ?

I'am 10 weeks pregnant and on day 8 of having mumps...... I had a scan last thursday and baby was okay... my fever and everything like that has gone now. i'm just dealing with a little swelling and a dry mouth........

so how is it with you ?
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replied July 2nd, 2008
Hi there

I realise it's been a while since you posted (your message was sent on my due date).

My son was born on February 24th completely unaffected by mumps.

I hope everything turned out ok for you and your pregnancy was unaffected.

I was advised that the chances of miscarriage are increased due to the fever associated with mumps. I frequently monitored my temperature and had cool baths when my temperature was raised slightly.

I was unable to take any pain medication other than paracetamol (tylenol) but did take this every 4 hours to keep fever at bay.

In the beginning a hot compress on my face provided relief, however after a few days this made the pain much worse (due to increasing the blood flow to the area) and I could only use ice on the area.

I hope this reply helps someone in future.

I'm glad you were offered an early scan I had to wait until 13+1 to see that everything was ok, I wish I had insisted on a scan at the time.

It would be great to hear how you are now.
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replied February 16th, 2012
hi, my story turned out to be extremely worst. I am on my 6th weeks of pregnancy when mumps symptoms rise on me. I visited my OB and she said, baby's development is fine and there's nothing to worry. On my 9th weeks, my scheduled check up.. I'm so positive that everything were okay but then, my OB said that my baby has no heartbeat. I almost faint receiving that very bad news. The next day, brown blood spots after I pee. I was in pain the whole night. We run in the hospital 7 AM, and I was scheduled for a DMC, but it was 9 am when the fetus, my dear baby came out.. it was so painful because this was my second miscarriage..and i have no baby yet... but our LORD JESUS is all-knowing and HIS ways are perfect.. i should not worry, instead, praise HIM for everything.. HE is LORD of all.. a sovereign LORD.. More from HIM awaits me and my husband Smile
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