Re: Pregnant with shingles, numbness in breast
She's right- you're going to be fine. I think one thing to be aware of is that many docs advise women with shingles not to nurse due to the risk that the baby might come in contact with the lesion and contract the virus. My mom was forced by poor medical advice to wean my little sister at 3 months because she developed shingles.
When your baby is born, assuming the lesions are still present, you will want to be very careful about hygiene. IIRC, it's a good idea to wash your hands carefully between touching lesion and touching baby, and you also want to cover the lesion with some sort of bandage if it's anywhere near where your baby will touch while nursing.
Did your doc give you an antiviral med? My mom is one of the very unlucky few people who have second recurrences of shingles, and the second time she recognized the pain and got an antiviral right away, and that minimized the duration and severity of the symptoms.
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