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Can chickenpox be harmful to my newborn baby?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology
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In brief: Popossibly

Possibly.

In brief: Popossibly

Possibly.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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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.
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