Our expert says:
The sign to look out for is a rash. The chances of contracting the disease depends at what stage of the rubella infection the contact was. This would be difficult for your wife to know. The best thing is to wait for the blood tests. If she does contract rubella, there is about a 30% chance of the baby being affected with either blindness, deafness or brain problems. Unfortunately there is no way of treating or preventing this. Many women then opt for a termination of the pregnancy.
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