What Happens When You Get Shingles When Pregnant? Center

Becoming infected with chickenpox during pregnancy could cause birth defects in your unborn child. Likewise, shingles could also cause problems for your unborn child. If you are pregnant and haven't had chickenpox, avoid exposure to infected people. Zostavax, the shingles vaccine, can reduce the incidence of shingles by half. Women should wait at least three months after receiving the vaccine before trying to get pregnant. Read more: What Happens When You Get Shingles When Pregnant? Article


Shingles is a painful rash caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. See Answer

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