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    pregnant and my 3 year old has chicken poxs should i be worried
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    kellyeichelberger posted:
    I am 20 weeks pregnant and I just found out that my 3 year old has chicken poxs did not expect it because she had the shot for the chicken poxs should I worry about the baby I am carrying?
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    atti_editor responded:
    Hi kellyeichelberger,

    Do you know if you are immune to the chickenpox, or have you had the vaccine? Contracting chickenpox during pregnancy can put you at a higher risk of complications . You might ask your doctor what specific precautions you should take since you have been exposed to the virus through your daughter. This article suggests a shot of antibodies or antiviral medicine to help delay or prevent chickenpox if you are not (or don't know if you are) immune.

    Best wishes,
    Atti


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