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Chickenpox in Pregnancy: What you need to know

Author(s)Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
AbstractThis information is aimed at women who are thinking of becoming pregnant or are already pregnant.
It tells them what chicken pox is
Why it is important to avoid contact with chicken pox while pregnant
About the most effective treatments available in the UK for them and their baby should they come into contact with chicken pox while pregnant
It also aims to help the healthcare team make best decisions about care
It explains what chicken pox is, what chicken pox could mean for their baby, how they and/or their baby can be treated and the risks
Date of publishing04/01/2003
Date of last revision by publisher11/01/2008
Date of last review by us01/04/2011
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