I Have Fifth S Disease In My 1st Trimester Anyone Else

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angie - April 27

i found out the i have fifth's disease. i must have contracted in my 9 wk. has anyone else ever had fifth's disease this early in pregnancy?


Stephanie - April 27

No, but good luck and I hope everything works out for you!


angie - April 27

thank you


Audrea - April 28

Just curious, what is fifth's disease?


Claudia - April 30

My daughter have and I am pregnant. I did a blood test and will get the result in two days. It does not sound any good for us. I hope I am immunity. Let me know how went.


Jo - May 18

Please, please make sure you make your doctor/midwife VERY aware of your situation and have them check you regularly. If you have any sudden weight gain or seem large for dates see if you can get a scan - fetal hydrops is a condition that can occur after infection with 5th due to anemia. I was exposed to 5th at 6 weeks, and my baby died at 31 weeks.


Maggie - May 19

I have been exposed to it. But I am still praying and waiting to find something out. I'll be praying for you. I will be 11 weeks on Sat. May 21st, 2005.


NickieDo - May 19

I am 14 weeks, I have been exposed to 5ths, I'm calling the Dr in the morning, hopefully everything will be ok, any info, experiences will be helpful


Jo - May 19

I've been doing more research and found this article that explains Fifth Disease/Parvovirus B19/"Slapped Cheek" www.bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/311/7019/1549 In regard to pregnancy it states that of those who are infected while pregnant that there is an incidence of 10% fetal loss. If seems worse where there are no symptoms in the mother (that was me!!) and if it occurs in the 1st or 2nd trimester..but there is a possibility of intrauterine transfusion if fetus becomes hydropic (full of fluid). I have also read other articles that state that the fetal death from hydrops fetalis is 3%? If you have had 5th disease previously then you will have immunity and this can be verified by a blood test. Again, if you are at all suspicious of any symptoms make sure you see your doctor. The reason I say all this is that I didn't and now I regret it!! Please don't despair - there are some babies that don't have it and some that have it and seem to "recover"?? I pray that you will have a good outcome :)


Jo - May 20

I found another fact sheet at www.fam-english.demon.co.uk/parvovir.htm This one also includes a statistical equation that would a__sess your chance of having a negative outcome with fifth disease...


LACEY - May 24



NickieDo - May 25

I'm waiting on my blood test results....I'm hoping everything will be ok!


Michelle - May 27

Just to let everyone know 5th disease is something the majority of the population has when they are juveniles. Since it is a virus, those of us that have had it will have antibodies in our system. Don't worry, and stay positive. The biggest problem you will more than likely see is a cranky child for a few days and a very tired mom. GOOD LUCK!!!


Jo (again) - May 28

I can't stress enough, that if you are exposed to this virus and pregnant, get yourself checked out for immunity!!! Don't be put off by thinking you are paranoid - JUST DO IT!! It's not worth the risk.. even MORE info on Fifth Disease.."Parvovirus B19 (B19V) is the causative agent of the relatively benign childhood disease, erythema infectiosum (fifth disease). Maternal B19V infection can give rise to serious fetal complications during pregnancy. Up to 50% of women are non-immune and susceptible to Parvovirus B19 infection. Infection may result in anemia, spontaneous abortion and/or hydrops fetalis. Early diagnosis of B19V infection will identify those at risk and may allow for early intervention therapy, thereby improving fetal survival." So, you can see that only approx 50% are NOT IMMUNE - I was one of those and LOST A CHILD. Please check out with your Doctor!! I'm not trying to scare anyone..the odds are low (something like 1 in 3000 pregnancies), but it DOES happen ..???? My midwife also told me not to worry,several times, even when I was as huge as a water mellon and my baby Samuel was majorly sick and hydropic..



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