A 32-year-old member asked:
Can i have a healthy baby if i have herpes?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Yes: The baby is well protected during pregnancy from any viral intrusion during flares.However, the baby can pick up the germ and become ill if you are shedding the germ durin labor and delivery.Many moms will schedule a c-section prior to labor to prevent that risk.
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