A mother can pass the shingles virus to her child in utereo. However, a newborn or a person with a weakened immune system, has the highest risk of catching the varicella-zoster virus from a person with shingles rather than from one with chicken pox. If you have shingles during pregnancy it won’t harm your baby. GP and expert in baby and women’s health. You can’t catch shingles from anyone else. Find out how long shingles is contagious, and learn how shingles is diagnosed. Shingles is contagious and can be spread from an affected person to babies, children, or adults who have not had chickenpox or have not had the chickenpox vaccine.
An attack of shingles during pregnancy will not harm the unborn baby. Most adults in the UK have had chickenpox as a child, and so are immune to it. However, you cannot catch shingles from a person with chickenpox, or catch shingles from a person with shingles. Yesterday I went to the Urgent Care and was told it’s Shingles caused by having chickenpox when. Yesterday I went to the Urgent Care and was told it’s Shingles caused by having chickenpox when I was a child.
Shingles (herpes zoster) is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Close and prolonged contact, such as between a young child and a parent, would be required for the infection to be transmitted in this way. Shingles is very contagious; contact with individuals–babies and pregnant women in particular–who have not received the chicken pox vaccination, varicella, is strongly. Shingles is caused by the same virus as chickenpox – your baby won’t catch shingles but could develop chickenpox (I think) Once you have had chickenpox the virus lies dormant in your system all the time – if you are at a low ebb it can flare up as shingles.