My boss thought she had chicken pox (was in hospital for 3 days, diagnosed her with it and then a week later told her they'd got it wrong!) But she was advised by her Dr to tell me (when the thought it was CP) and that I needed to see my Dr. Went an had a blood test just to make sure I had the antibodies, as Id previously had CP.
I am not sure if someone can be a 'carrier' without getting it, perhaps give your midwife a call? My Dr did mention something about a vaccine if I didnt have the antibodies.
From what I read CP isn't a major health hazard (but obviously don't go touching any kids with it lol!) Rare cases can cause complications but it is rubella which is the one that is extremely dangerous to get.
I heard that people who have already had chicken pox can be 'carriers'. They wont have any of the symptoms but are able to still pass it on to other people who haven't yet had it. I only know this as about a month ago my supervisors 2 daughters had it and i got given the time off work as i was in first tri and havent had chicken pox myself. Call your midwife and ask her as there was soething about it for me to read in ym pregnancy notes after my 12 wk scan, but cant remember what it said
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