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Old 07-30-2012, 05:27 PM   #3
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Re: 36 1/2 weeks just was exposed to Chicken Pox, Help!!

I think the risk is you having chicken pox when the baby is born (or being contagious with a newborn). If that is the case, I believe they recommend immune globulin for the baby to reduce the risk of serious complications from a newborn having chicken pox. It has been a while since I have researched that, though!
If you don't get it, you will want to be very careful with your son and the baby......I know the incubation period can be long,and a person can be contagious before the rash. I would just err on the side of caution and assume your son is contagious, until proven otherwise.
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