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Can chickenpox be harmful to my newborn baby?
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Popossibly
Possibly.

In brief: Popossibly
Possibly.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
If you had chickenpox as a kid your newborn may be protected by your antibodies for weeks after delivery.
If you have the disease from 5days before to 2 days after delivery your baby is at risk of major pbs. Discuss the specifics with your doctor to see if anything needs to be done in your specific case.

In brief: Depends
If you had chickenpox as a kid your newborn may be protected by your antibodies for weeks after delivery.
If you have the disease from 5days before to 2 days after delivery your baby is at risk of major pbs. Discuss the specifics with your doctor to see if anything needs to be done in your specific case.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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