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Will my unborn baby be immune to chickenpox if I already had it?

Yes, your baby will receive the antibodies to fight off chickenpox through the placenta. This is called passive immunity. In fact, the immunity may persist for several months. If you are nursing, your baby will also receive immunity through the breast milk.

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