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Shingles During Pregnancy

The Bottom Line for You and Your Baby

The incidence of shingles in pregnant women is very low. If you are planning to get pregnant and are concerned about shingles, speak to your doctor about the possibility of the shingles vaccine. If you are already pregnant, practice healthy habits and let your doctor know if you have any symptoms. Early recognition and treatment will minimize the risk of complications for you and your baby.

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Reviewed by Nivin Todd, MD, FACOG on May 17, 2014

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