One of my biggest concerns is that I am going to have my baby while she is still getting treatment. About 1 in 3 people will develop shingles at some point in their life. I know that nurses need to care for all patients, but are there any precautions a pregnant person should not come in contact with (besides shingles?) Thank you for your insight. That immunity protects the unborn baby, since it would only be a problem for an unborn child if the mom-to-be gets chicken pox when pregnant. Should I stay away from someone with shingles while I’m pregnant? Anyone with any experience? Your situation may be different since you are in a hospital setting.

What surprises me is the fact that you had to wait 3 months and my doctor said as soon as the rashes are gone. Avoid these sexual activities when you have sores on your genitals, or when you feel a herpes outbreak coming on: There are many ways people can express themselves sexually without having genital-to-genital or mouth-to-genital contact. My Mom might have shingles..is it safe for me to be around her? About 1 in 3 people will develop shingles at some point in their life. But really, you can touch them and bring their food and change their beds and everything. Canker sores don’t involve the herpes virus and aren’t contagious. Our hospital policy states it is ok for a pregnant woman to work and care for CMV patients.

It spreads by direct contact. If you are 16 weeks pregnant or more, talk to your midwife, practice nurse or GP and make an appointment to get immunised as soon as possible. as well as my pregnant daughter? If its contagious like what I have been reading why would my place of employment let him work? People who are chronically infected can spread hepatitis B virus to others, even if they don’t look or feel sick. How can you avoid shingles? I have worked in the ER while pregnant twice now, and while I am proud to be an emergency physician and love my job, I didn’t love it when I was pregnant.


So it can be easy for a child to pass the virus to others who aren’t immune to chickenpox (those who have never had chickenpox or didn’t get the chickenpox vaccine). Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy can increase your risk of premature birth and low birthweight. The measles vaccine was introduced in the late 1960’s and within five years 95 percent of cases were prevented. Are there any specific infectious diseases you feel are unsafe for you to be around while pregnant even if you are strictly following all precautions? And modern medicine has found ways to help many premature babies thrive. The incubation period is 10-14days. Patients still need to be bathe, fed, walk to the bathroom,or wound dressing change.

Cold sores on the mouth and genital herpes are medically the same condition. Unfortunately, the fact that shingles is caused by the same virus as chickenpox mans that you can develop it yourself. Does this mean I am still able to get shingles? You can’t give anybody shingles, but you can pass the virus on as chickenpox. Unable to identify the cause of their illness, sick people become much sicker over time. We had one child then, now we have two. My MW wasn’t as concerned but definately didn’t want me touching it.

When you have chickenpox the virus lies dormant in your nervous system. Symptoms Burning pains itchy spots bumps and rashes tingling and sensitivity to touch red rash after a couple of days when pain occuored headaches, earaches, and etc.. Up to 20 percent of people will develop shingles during their lifetime. Dating With Genital Herpes: Dating Yourself First. The lady with shingles came in the office today and I mentioned it to my boss that she had it. I called my OB this morning to see what the nurse had to say about it, and she said I could go, but just make sure I don’t actually have any physical contact with my uncle (which I won’t, because he won’t be there), and to make sure I wash my hands thoroughly. My husband said he didn’t know people could still get Scarlet Fever.

Pain that lasts for 3 months or longer is called chronic. But it does worry me more for my unborn child. We respect whatever decision you have made. According to everything I know and have found through research. I was told by my doctor not to lift anything over 25lbs, but other than that they didn’t tell me much else. I have the itchiness under control. I just got diagnosed with the dreaded shingles.

Pregnant mums are often concerned about the significance to them and their unborn offspring.