(Closed) Tell me you DID NOT come over my house with CHICKENPOX!

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Holy cow, I am so sorry. I know you are freaking out, but try to restrain yourself from googling more – it will make your stress level increase and won’t actually help the situation. I will say a prayer that you and baby stay 100% healthy. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

If it makes you feel any better, two of my siblings and I all went through chicken pox while my mom was 6 months pregnant with my youngest brother. He was fine – and actually never got chicken pox even after repeated exposures to other kids. They think he may have gotten immunity in utero. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

 DO NOT READ DR. GOOGLE! Calm down, and disinfect your home. Try to relax.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Oh no! How crazy. You should be fine and try not to scare yourself. I know it’s hard not to

Post # 7
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10573 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@PandasWifey:  At least he let you know!  He could have not said anything at all.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@hisgoosiegirl:  Amazing!

I have a question sorry…. but can you get the chickenpox vaccine while pregnant?

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I wouldn’t worry too much.  I was also exposed to chicken pox during this pregnancy (first trimester), and I didn’t get it.  I had a very light case when I was a kid.  I’d just inform your obgyn and hope for the best!  🙂

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I agree, at this point reading all the potential issues won’t help. Obviously he hadn’t intended to infect you with a potentially harmful disease. So at this point the stress of worrying won’t help either way so I agree, wash the linens, wipe down the surfaces and do you best not to stress!

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

This would be a good reminder to all the TTC bees, to make sure you have updated your vaccinations BEFORE you get pregnant.If you can`t remember if you were vaccinated , you should discuss this with your doctor before you get pregnant. If you know you were vaccinated, discuss whether or not you need a booster for some vaccines. If it turns out you were vaccinated as a child, it is safer to have them again than to risk catching the disease or suffering the consequences to a pregnancy.

We are having an outbreak of whooping cough here because way too many people either were never vaccinated, or their immunity has worn off. They have discovered that immunity from the pertussis ( whooping cough) vaccine does not last a lifetime as was previously thought. The Health Authorities are offering pertussis vaccines free to pregnant women and any adults who are regulary around small children, as infants and toddlers are at highest risk if they catch whooping cough.

@Cady:  NO. They actually recommend that you wait a couple of months after getting a booster before even trying to get pregnant.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@julies1949:  ah okay thanks. I was just curious 😉

My pregnancy was actually an accident, so I guess I am pretty much screwed on vaccines then.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@julies1949:  It isn’t safe for everyone to get vaccines.  Most yes, absolutely everyone, no.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@AB Bride:  Totally confused… I guess I will just ask my doctor about whooping cough when I see her next!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@julies1949:  Maybe things have changed, but I was never allowed to get the chicken pox vaccine because my mom didn’t know if I’d had them or not and they wouldn’t give it to someone who has had chickenpox already.

 

@PandasWifey:  I agree with above PPs… DON’T google possibilities and try not to stress. Take a deep breath, disinfect what he touched, and try not to dwell on it (yeah, easier said than done, I know).

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Cady:  Sorry, nothing directed towards you!  I just get a little bit defensive when people think that EVERYONE should get a vaccine.

Check with your doctor about what you should do.  He/she might think any risk of the vaccine outweighs the risk of you getting the chickenpox after being exposed.

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