Fifth disease in pregnancy
Has anybody actually ever had Fifth Disease in pregnancy and everything was okay or vice versa?
I haven't, but from what I've read from the CDC, it doesn't normally cause problems.
It's dangerous for the unborn baby. At least that's what they said a decade ago.
I have not had it during pregnancy. Do you know someone who has it?
I caught fifth disease during my pregnancy and it passed to my baby. My baby was very sick and she was given less than a 1% chance to survive. Fifth disease killed almost all of her red blood cells and bone marrow. It caused severe hydrops fetalis and heart failure. She only survived because she received an intrauterine blood transfusion at 23 weeks gestation. We are very lucky she survived, most babies don't.
Birth: September 08
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