I'm 16weeks pregnant - should I be worried? Not sure what the risks are for pregnant women and little bubba?
I have an appointment with the GP to confirm if it is hfm, but it certainly looks like it, and I'm worried..
Anyone have any experience with this?
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14-06-2012 15:22 #1
Think DD has hand foot mouth...
14-06-2012 15:48 #2Senior Member
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No experience with HFM and pregnancy, however I did contract it when I was 19 from (my now ex) bf's little brother and sister... (perhaps it was telling me I was still a child, since no adults got it?)
Really not a fun thing to have, and it took MONTHS for the scars to go away. Could not go back to work until all the blisters had popped (mouth included).
Hope your little girl copes better then I did! And fingers crossed it does not affect your pregnancy.
14-06-2012 16:10 #3
I work in child care and when I was pregnant with DS every time there was a case of hfm, I'd be sent home. Having said that I have just had a look in my staying healthy in child care info, there is nothing about it affecting pregnant women. Maybe just check with gp tomorrow.
14-06-2012 16:19 #4Senior Member
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Yes it would be wise to see your gp as there are some risks at a certain stage of pregnancy I beleive. My daughter contracted it at 3 weeks of age would you beleive?! Not nice for her at all.. had to stay in hospital for 3 nights and she was just miserable.. but often in older kids you would hardly know the difference between that and a cold. Good luck im sure everything will be fine.
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14-06-2012 16:19 #5
Yep. I'm a microbiologist and was exposed to it by a colleague who had it when I was about 18 weeks. The Dr there told me not to worry as most (although not all) people are naturally immune to it due to exposure during childhood, and even if I were to get it the risk to bub is pretty small.
I'm sure your GP will put ur mind at ease when u speak to them. You'll be fine
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