Chickenpox is an infection caused by a virus called the varicella-zoster virus. Chickenpox used to be a common infection, especially in children under age 12. It’s less common now because a vaccine is available to help prevent it.
Some people are at higher risk for complications from chickenpox, including pregnant people and newborns. Even though the chances of getting chickenpox during pregnancy are low, having chickenpox during pregnancy can increase your risk of getting pneumonia and can even be life-threatening.
If you’re exposed, contact your healthcare provider right away.
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