Chickenpox during pregnancy
If a woman has not had chickenpox as a child, when planning a pregnancy, she should think about this problem – chicken pox is contagious and dangerous for expectant mothers.
Today there are ways to prevent this infection – chickenpox vaccination. But if you are already pregnant, and have been in contact with children or adults suffering from chickenpox, you need to know about what can threaten and how the chickenpox is flowing.
It is believed that if you have suffered chickenpox in childhood, then life-long immunity to it is formed, and the probability of getting sick is almost zero.
But, today, chickenpox increasingly recurs among those who in the childhood transferred it and has antibodies in its blood, and connect it with the mutation of the virus and the acquisition of new properties.
Therefore, for today it is impossible to assert confidently that chickenpox is not dangerous for pregnant women, who transferred it in childhood – there is always a chance to get sick.
Considering that this is a typical childhood infection and 95% of children suffer from it, the risks increase if there are pre-school and school children in the family or when working in a children’s team.
On average, according to statistics of chickenpox, 1 is sick for 2000 pregnant women, and half of them note the fact of chickenpox transfer in childhood.