Impact On The Fetus If Experiencing Chickenpox At 5 Months Of Pregnancy?
In the morning, I want to ask, I am 21 weeks pregnant and have chicken pox, when I am out bouncy, I rush to seek medical treatment from the nearest public doctor and be given the drug acyclovir, is pregnant in the second trimester safe when exposed to smallpox? What can affect the fetus? Thank you in advance
Hello Fauziah, thank you for asking with HealthReplies.com.
Chickenpox is feared in pregnant women can trigger the impact / complications on the fetus and the pregnant woman itself. Therefore, women who have not had chickenpox and are planning to become pregnant are advised to have chickenpox vaccination to prevent getting chickenpox during pregnancy. Whereas in women who have had chickenpox, the body's immune system has developed a defense against the chickenpox virus.
Most pregnant women who are exposed to chickenpox can recover without any effect, but there are also pregnant women who can experience complications. Complications can be in the form of congenital abnormalities in the fetus, especially in the early mid pregnancy. For more details, you can read the following article: The effect of chickenpox on pregnant women.
For this reason, you should routinely carry out pregnancy control with an obstetrician / obstetrician, so that regular examinations can be carried out, and additional examinations such as ultrasound can be carried out.
Thank you, hope that helps.