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ceemac
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Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:28 am 
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my mum has just been diagnesed with shingles and is due to visit me in 16 days,by wich time I will be twelve weeks pregnant. I really dont want to ask her not to come as i only see her once a year. Any advice please?
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Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:36 am 
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I had this dilemma too about a month ago!!
I spoke to midwife and GP.
Shingles isn't contagious like chicken pox is. You can't catch it.
Shingles is a dormant virus that sits in us all and it's another virus that you catch that can wake it up.
So you'll be fine!!

But speak to MW if unsure!!

xx
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