11 weeks and contracted the parvovirus :(

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  1. kitty27

    kitty27 Well-Known Member

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    Hi ladies,

    I thought everything was going too well-I am coming up to my 12 week scan on Wednesday.
    Two weeks ago I had to call my GP for some advice as a few children in my class contracted the slap cheek virus (parvovirus). He asked me to have a blood test to check if I was immune...
    Well my results came back tonight and i'm not immune and am actually carrying the virus... :(
    My doctor has not been helpful to say the least... I have to wait until Monday before I can even talk to anyone.
    I have of course googled and have panicked myself... After a MMC in November I am sure I am going to lose this baby too... :(
    Anyone have any experience of this?
     
  2. Dolphinz4

    Dolphinz4 Mommy to a Prince

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    Im so sorry about what you are going through- My suggestion is to seek medical help immediately- expecially if your Doctor is not being helpful- Somethimes doctors dont have the sensitivity we need when we are carrying a lil bean- I hope everything goes well for you- Stay positive!!!!!
     
  3. kitty27

    kitty27 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply...
    I don't think anyone can do anything about it though?? I have my scan booked for Wednesday, I just have to wait and see, which sucks :(
    Being told at half 5 on a friday really isn't helpful...
    I am so sad :(
     
  4. Sweetie

    Sweetie DD, DS, and a Surprise!!!

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    Just been having a read up on it hun, yes its not a good thing but this is what they say about once your blood test confirms infection.

    If you test positive for parvovirus B19 in your first 20 weeks of pregnancy, you will have ultrasound scans throughout your pregnancy to monitor your baby. If your baby develops foetal hydrops, they may need a blood transfusion while still in the womb.

    So you need to let the people at the place where your having your scan know and contact your midwife ASAP she will advise you better and also let your consultant know. I hope everything is ok :hugs:
     
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    xChezx Well-Known Member

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    Also having a look and there have been lots of cases of this where people have had good outcomes not worrying is going to be impossible but try not to :hugs:
     
  7. BsMonkey

    BsMonkey Pregnant with L.O. #1

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    :hugs: Rest, Dont panic and take care of yourself before anything.
     
  8. Emma4331

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    a girl at work was the same and they just kept an eye on her had to have blood tests and scans a lot more regular. its best that they know now and they can help sort it out rather it being too late.
     
  9. kitty27

    kitty27 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the replies... Trying to put things into perspective a bit more now.
    Still very worried and not looking forward to this week really...
    Going to the GP first thing tomorrow as have to see a new midwife (having moved house). Scan on Wednesday- I might have to be scanned every week but it's good I know about it and can be monitored.
    I just can't believe its happening to me...
    Thanks again for all the advice, I really appreciate it.
    xxxx
     
  10. M J

    M J New Member

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    I am now nearly 17 weeks pregnant and when I was 11 weeks my youngest daughter contracted parvo virus ( 6 weeks ago) I had a blood test which said I had no immunity and two weeks later had another blood test which showed I had not developed the virus. Just over a week ago I woke up with burning red cheeks, rash and an almighty headache. The next day I took the most awful pains in my feet , knees and wrists. I just knew it was it! I had another blood test and today they have confirmed they have found elevated levels of parvo virus in my blood and want another sample to see if I now show immunity. This virus took 5 weeks to develop from first contact. I am soo fed up of waiting and dear knows what is next to come, I have read so much I really am dreading the next matter of weeks.
     
  11. kitty27

    kitty27 Well-Known Member

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    Hi MJ-
    It's just nasty isn't it? I have done the same and read and googled like mad- but after speaking to my GP he said the risks are actually very low...
    I had my scan last week and saw a happy baby with a good heartbeat, i'm now waiting for a scan with a specialist consultant in a couple of weeks. Might be scanned every week after that.
    I'm sure you have already contacted your midwife but it's important they know. You are so close to 20 weeks that hopefully baby won't be at risk.
    If you want to pm me feel free :)
    Hope you're ok and not too stressed out:hugs:
     
  12. Vikki26

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    Hi Kitty.
    I know it was back in april that you found out you had contracted Parvo-virus, but I was just wondering how it all went for you?
    Im going though the same now at 17 weeks, it was only found due to baby having fluid at the back of the neck so sent for virus screening. Yesterday my results came back ( on my birthday of all days!!) and I have contracted the Parvovirus. I am very worried now. Just wondering how it went for you and the process you went though with regards to tests and monitoring the baby.
    Vikki
    xx
     

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