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I've had chicken pox and i'm pregnant. Is it ok to be around a child who has chicken pox?
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes
Chickenpox in childhood should give you lifelong immunity.
If unsure, your OB can check for the antibody (blood test) to make sure you're protected. However, make sure it is chickenpox and not some other viral infection (ie - parvovirus, cocksackie, etc) that can affect your pregnancy. If you're not sure, stay away and call your doc.

In brief: Yes
Chickenpox in childhood should give you lifelong immunity.
If unsure, your OB can check for the antibody (blood test) to make sure you're protected. However, make sure it is chickenpox and not some other viral infection (ie - parvovirus, cocksackie, etc) that can affect your pregnancy. If you're not sure, stay away and call your doc.
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