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Baby Herpes Virus Birth Canal Womb
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
May not protect: Maternal genital herpes is a problem.Periodic flares can result in viral sheading and if this happens during delivery the virus can pass to the newborn.A neonatal encephalitis may occur within weeks with devistating consequences.Some will plan a c-section delivery prior to labor to avoid this possibility.A thorough discussion of the issue with the OB is worth having. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Usually not a proble: Babies transit a birth canal that often has a variety of germs including candida.It is ingested as are other germs and will eventually become part of the germs that normally populate the intestines.Rare kids will have an extensive candida skin rash at birth but most do not.The sugar in frequent feedings increase chances of oral candida & diapers trap moisture & contribute to candida diaper rash. ...Read more
Yes: The greatest risk is for babies born during an initial outbreak, with as many as 30% acquiring a serious infection.(deadly) If identified in early labor, c-section delivery can avoid passing the illness.In women with recurrent outbreaks, active or inactive,about 4% of newborns will pick up the disease during vaginal delivery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 39 weeks pregnant with the bacteria streptococcus viridans in vagina. Can this bacteria harm my baby while giving birth vaginally?
Probably not: If you have oral herpes, there should be no effect at all. If genital, make sure your obstetrician knows about it; she will know how to take necessary precautions to be sure your baby isn't infected during delivery. But for women with longstandings genital herpes, the risk to the baby is very low anyway. The main risk comes when a woman catches genital HSV in the last 3 months of pregnancy. ...Read more
Yes: This is more likely to happen if mom has a first breakout around the time of delivery & delivers vaginally. Infection rates of around 30% have been cited. Risk drops for recurrent outbreaks & when mom takes suppression meds. Often a c-section delivery is scheduled or done as soon as the water breaks to prevent exposure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neonatal Herpes: About 10% of infants born to mothers with active HSV will develop nnh with blood invasion by the virus, enlargement of internal organs, encephalitis & death or permanent disability. Recognition of the problem & planned delivery before the rupture of fetal membranes has a protective effect & bypasses the primary exposure. Even women without active lesions have had infants develop nnh. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Immunization: If you have been immunized then your fetus is protected. If you have not and acquire this there is no treatment effective. ...Read more
A woman has genital herpes and gets pregnant . . . Will baby be mentally retarded due to the herpes?
Manageable risks: If a mother delivers vaginally with her first genital outbreak, there is ~30% risk the baby could get it and have a terrible illness. If a recurrent outbreak, this drops to ~4% but suppression of outbreaks or c-section delivery before the membranes are open 4 hours can cancel the risk. Rarely, some women shed herpes without an outbreak and could pass it , baby sick around 2 wks. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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