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Elissa - February 24

How can genital herpes effect my child and my pregnancy?

 

tracey - February 24

it can not affect your pregnancy but if the baby is born natural then when it comes out it can be exposed to the herpes and can get it from you so the best thing to do is to let your doctor know if they dont and they ccan give you a c-section so that the baby will not get it from you

 

Jenn - April 30

If you contracted it while you were pregnant it can be dangerous for the baby since it hasn't been given enough of your antibodies to fight off getting infected during birth. If you contracted it before your pregnancy, your antibodies should pa__s through the placenta to protect the baby from becoming infected during birth. A full term baby should be fully protected. A preemie might not be. So if you contracted it before you were pregnant and you have a baby at full term you probably won't have to have a c-section. Your doctor will also give you medication during your last month or so to prevent any outbreak. They should also keep a close eye on you during delivery to make sure you have no open sores or blisters. If they deem it really neccessary they might go with a c-section. Keep in mind, C-sections are not simple, they are risky. If they gave a c-section to every woman with genital herpes they'd lose more of the mothers than they would save babies. I hope that made sense. Don't worry too much, just be sure and get informed. But don't just take what I'm saying as fact. I'm only spouting what I've read, so please, talk to your doctor so you can discuss all your options and you do what you think is best. Good luck!

 

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