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Can you have a healthy pregnancy while having herpes?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Precautions count: Many women have healthy pregnancies and babies even if they have a history of genital herpes. However, it is important to establish care early, to bring documentation of a positive culture or be seen during an outbreak to confirm the diagnosis, to follow precautions and recommendations from OB doctor, and to report outbreaks and to report labor, leaking from membranes, other problems immediately, .
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes: A woman with genital herpes may need to have a cesarean delivery, but there is no reason that she cannot have a healthy pregnancy.

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