She you avoid chicken pox exposure during pregnancy?

Depends. Most women today do not reach child bearing years without having had chickenpox or the vaccine. That vaccine became available more than a decade ago for those over a year of age. If you had chickenpox or a blood test says you are immune, there is no reason to avoid it.If not immune, you should and a vaccination after delivery would be a good idea.

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Chicken pox effects during sixth month of pregnancy. Does it effects baby?

Probably not. Chances are good that no harm will come to baby, but timing is a factor. If you get chicken pox during first or second trimester of pregnancy, there's a slight risk (less than 2 percent overall) that your baby will get something called congenital varicella syndrome. The risk is highest (about 2 percent) if you're infected between 13 and 20 weeks' gestation. At 6 mos. Virtually no risk. Read more...

Is it possible to get chicken pox or measles during pregnancy?

Confusing question. If you have been immunized or had prior infections with these agents, it is unlikely you would become infected during pregnancy. However, if not immune, pregnant women can and do become infected with either or both. The vaccines for both are not recommended during pregnancy, although many who have received them without knowing of their pregnancy turned out fine. Read more...

If you have chicken pox during early pregnancy, is your baby then immune to chicken pox?

No. Baby has a limited time period after birth in which it is immune to vz-virus which causes chickenpox. This is because of passive transfer of antibodies from mother to fetus, but does not last very long. Once baby has cleared these antibodies they become susceptible to the virus. Read more...
No. Early in pregnancy (first 3 months), there is very little chance that the fetus will develop chickenpox, and even then, fetuses don't have an immune system yet and can't develop immunity. Chickenpox later in pregnancy can be serious business, however. Even if you're early, you need to inform your obstetrician, who may wish to treat you with Acyclovir even though risks at that stage are small. Read more...
Yes/no. Chickenpox in early pregnancy rarely injures the fetus but can produce odd skin defects. The antibodies mom develops after the infection will be shared with the fetus, but disappear within the first 3-6 mo. Such a baby might have a milder case at 6 mo if exposed but would not be fully immune then or thereafter. Normal childhood vaccines would be needed to prevent it in the future. Read more...

What happens if you have chicken pox during early pregnancy, is the child then immune to chicken pox?

See Your Doctor Now. "Chickenpox early pregnancy" can result in fetal infection & must be avoided. If mom contracts the virus during the 1st to early 2nd trimester, Congenital Varicella Syndrome can occur & lead to brain damage, limb & eye deformities, fetal death & more. Fetal death rate is also higher if maternal infection occurs 5 days before to 2 days after delivery. See your doctor now for treatment options. Read more...

What are fetal risks of the MMR and chicken pox vaccines during pregnancy?

Few documented. There have been many episodes where a woman received these vaccines & later found out they were pregnancy. At last review, no adverse outcomes were documented.Physicians generally prefer to avoid any live vaccine during pregnancy out of caution. Non living vaccines like DtaP are actually part of today's standard of care.. Read more...

If you have chicken pox vzig during early pregnancy, is the child then immune to chicken pox?

Probably not. If you got vzig during early or mid pregnancy, it was likely an effort to avoid CP during pregnancy & possible effects on the fetus. Vzig is a transient protection, lasting at high levels for the first wk & dropping off to nothing after a month or so. If it was given within a wk or so of birth, baby might have transient protection. If earlier, i wouldn't count on it. Read more...

What risks are associated with the MMR and chicken pox vaccines during pregnancy?

Not recommended. Neither of them are recommended because of possible harmful effect to the developing fetus, although not well documented. Read more...