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Can i have a healthy baby if i have herpes?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 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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A 23-year-old female asked:

Can you have a baby with herpes?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
It is possible: But close monitoring and extra care needs to be taken to assure the baby does not acquire the infection in utero and or when passing through the birth canal, as this could be serious. Best wishes.

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