Post # 1
So I’m 8 weeks and my doctor is pretty sure I have pityriasis rosea. I googled and found awful things about it causing miscarriage in pregnant women. I’m really hoping to find some ladies who had it while pregnant and went full term with a healthy baby? Basically it’s a rash caused by a virus. Totally fine for most but can be a problem for pregnant women. Has anyone had this before?
Post # 2
I had it once on my leg as a child, honestly all I can remember was putting cream on it until it went away. My doctor didn’t act like it was a big deal at the time, but I really hope your baby is ok!
Post # 3
I’m not pregnant but I have had PR 3 times. My first as a child,I barely remember the 2nd and then the last in 2012. I just wanted to add that I was not the typical case as I had no symptoms other than the rash. No pain,no itching,etc. So although ive had it 3 times,my…”outbreaks” are on tge mild side.Google always shows the worse of everything.Lol so keep your head up,I hope you both get through this quickly:)
Post # 4
I got it shortly before getting pregnant so I’m no help on that front. It was itchy as hell. The aveeno skin relief body wash did wonders. getting sunshine on it also helped it to go away faster. It started spreading down my arm and I laid in the sun for 15m and it stopped it from spreading more. I hope you get over if fast. 🙁
Post # 5
Try to stay off Google – it does no good for stress levels at the best of times, much less when you’re pregnant and people pre-Google found more than enough to freak out over when it came to pregnancy.
I’m also no help on the “carried to term with it” front. I had it in high school, but it was no big deal. Didn’t feel anything, didn’t really notice until it had already spread all over my back. Got a few kicks out of telling people at school I had a skin disease, though! Try not to worry about it, as best you can. Wishing the best for you and baby!
Post # 6
Did your doctor seem worried? Are they going to test you for it? It’s a herpes virus and they could check to see if it’s in your blood. I’m not sure if this blood test is readily available or not though.
I did a quick literature review and found some conflicting results. One said there is not enough evidence to say it will affect pregnancy, and the other said it increases the risk of miscarriage by about 3%. The one study gave case examples of women who had it and delivered a healthy term baby, so there’s that 🙂
I understand this would be really scary for you, I’m thinking of you! I’d bring your concerns to your doctor and see what they can do for you, maybe you can have some extra ultrasounds to reassure you? xoxo
PS I’m from Canada where we don’t have to pay for anything so I’m not sure if your insurance would affect tests available
Post # 7
Youre definitely right about conflicting info. Even my doctors weren’t sure. My GP didn’t seem concerned but the dermatologist he sent me to acknowledged the increased risk of miscarriage. He did say it was a small percentage but its still scary. I actually had an ultrasound on Tuesday. Baby looked perfect with a nice strong heartbeat we saw and heard. My next appt is the 26th and it can’t get here fast enough!
Post # 8
That’s great that everything looked good so far! Hopefully they will ‘treat’ you to another ultrasound on the 26th. Try not to think about it, you’ve done everything you can to have a safe and healthy pregnancy, that’s what you should focus on- easier said than done though 🙂
Post # 9