Infections During Pregnancy

Pregnancy and cytomegalovirus (CMV)

Pregnancy and cytomegalovirus (CMV)

Take steps to avoid 'cold sores' or the Cytomegalo virus (CMV) when pregnant. Continue reading

How do you catch chickenpox?

How do you catch chickenpox?

If you’re not immune to chickenpox, you can easily catch it through close contact with someone

What are the risks of shingles during pregnancy?

What are the risks of shingles during pregnancy?

You can only get shingles if you've already had chickenpox because they're both caused by the same virus: the herpes varicella-zoster virus (VZV). Continue reading

What are the risks of slapped cheek syndrome during pregnancy?

What are the risks of slapped cheek syndrome during pregnancy?

The main symptom is a blotchy red rash on your face that looks like you have slapped cheeks. Continue reading

VIDEO: How can HIV affect an unborn baby?

VIDEO: How can HIV affect an unborn baby?

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It attacks the white blood cells – the part of

How are chickenpox and shingles connected?

How are chickenpox and shingles connected?

Chickenpox and shingles are both caused by the same virus: herpes varicella-zoster virus (VZV). In some

Why should I avoid pregnant women and newborn babies if I’ve got chickenpox?

Why should I avoid pregnant women and newborn babies if I’ve got chickenpox?

Rarely, chickenpox can cause complications during pregnancy, both for the woman and her baby. If you

Can I get chickenpox more than once?

Can I get chickenpox more than once?

There is some evidence to suggest that it may be possible, although it’s commonly believed that

What are the risks of scarlet fever during pregnancy?

What are the risks of scarlet fever during pregnancy?

There is no evidence that catching¬†scarlet fever when you’re pregnant will put your baby at risk.

What are the risks of genital herpes during pregnancy?

What are the risks of genital herpes during pregnancy?

¬†There’s a small risk of complications, depending on: whether you’ve had genital herpes attacks before, and