Can I pass chickenpox to my baby if I have shingles in pregnancy?

Can I pass chickenpox to my baby if I have shingles in pregnancy?
2017-02-23T14:09:18+00:00
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Shingles, or herpes zoster, will do no harm to your unborn baby. You may be worried that by you having had shingles, your baby may have contracted chickenpox as this is caused by the same virus, but this is impossible as the virus doesn’t work that way. As you are now worried, why don’t you clarify the matter with your doctor.

Dr Jeni Worden