I was at playgroup this morning and went and stood next to a person I've made friends with who is about 34 weeks pregnant and overheard her ask this other mother what she did to her face as she had a bandage on her cheek.. and the other mother goes "Oh I've got Shingles.. I get it quite a lot" and than started talking about it. After she walked away I said to my friend "I'd be careful if I were you.. stay the hell away from her.. she's got the chicken pox virus and that is extremely dangerous to unborn babies". My friend got worried and washed her hands and stuff because the mother had given her a belly belt which she obviously had her hands all over.. and she went asked the other mothers if she would be okay and they were all like "Yeah of course you will.. as if she was stupid for asking". I sort of just went ok maybe i don't know what I'm talking about than. I said she has a low chance of catching it anyway if she's had chicken pox but still!! Anyway I just got a call from my pregnant friend who said she looked it up and does say it's dangerous and to go and see a GP straight away if she's been around anyone with Shingles. Why the hell would you go to a playgroup with SHINGLES?!?!!? I don't know if people realise this but chicken pox is worse than what people think it is... for example, in some people it can make them sterile. I have Shaun there who is only 6 months ffs. I kept him away from everyone though so thank god for that.