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if a woman has hsv2, is she more of a high risk during pregnancy?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Some risk: The primary concern with HSV in pregnancy is for exposure during a vaginal delivery that could result in a viral infection in the newborn - that type infection could be fatal to the newborn. Preventative measures include prescribing an antiviral starting by 36 weeks gestation and planning a cesarean if there are any signs or symptoms of a recurrence of the HSV at the time of labor.
Answered on Sep 18, 2014
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