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Is my baby only exposed to the herpes virus by passing through the birth canal, not while it is in the womb?

Is my baby only exposed to the herpes virus by passing through the birth canal, not while it is in the womb?

No: The overwhelming majority of cases where herpes was passed from mom to baby happen at delivery as the baby passes through the birth canal and comes into contact with virus being shed from the vaginal tissue. In rare cases though herpes can be passed during the pregnancy while still in the uterus. These are cases where the mom acquired her first exposure to herpes type 2 while pregnant. ...Read more

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Herpes (Definition)

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


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Can the herpes virus be shedding from above the top of your vagina, like the triangle where the pubic hair is?

Can the herpes virus be shedding from above the top of your vagina, like the triangle where the pubic hair is?

Yes: Herpes simplex virus in the genital area can shed from anywhere in a "bathing trunk" distribution including upper thighs, buttocks and the pubic hair area. To infect another person, the virus must come in contact with a mucous membrane area, like the vagina, penis, or mouth. ...Read more

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I've had a csection a year ago jan 29th an it hurts to have sex my uterus is still swollen an my cervix is open an at the begining of my birth canal.?

I've had a csection a year ago jan 29th an it hurts to have sex my uterus is still swollen an my cervix is open an at the begining of my birth canal.?

Adhesions: Internal scar tissue often forms after surgery. You should not be having pain during intercourse a year after a cesarean section. If this pain started shortly after the delivery, it is possible that the uterus being pulled by adhesions and causing pain. A laparoscopic examination may help to make the diagnosis . Surgically releasing the adhesions may help with the pain. ...Read more

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How should I know if I passed on the herpes virus to my baby?

How should I know if I passed on the herpes virus to my baby?

Baby is watched: A woman with a history of genital herpes, even without fresh sores on her genitals, can transmit herpes virus to her baby during delivery. Such an at-risk baby is carefully examined, so that anti-viral medications can be started if the baby shows signs of herpes infection (rashes or sickly behavior). If the baby looks fine in his first month, then he probably did not catch mom's genital herpes. ...Read more

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Can the genital herpes virus be passed to a baby through breast feeding?

Can the genital herpes virus be passed to a baby through breast feeding?

No: As long as there are no lesions or outbreaks that occur on the breast and you wash your hands after using the bathroom, there you should not be able to transmit the virus. ...Read more

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Is cervix or vagina human papiloma virus contagious to my baby during birth?

Is cervix or vagina human papiloma virus contagious to my baby during birth?

HPV Virus&pregnancy: Even thogh the baby may be exposed to the virus, but in most cases hpv virus does not affect the developing baby, and the transmiision is uncommon. ...Read more

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If the baby is in the birth canal about how much longer do I have to go?

If the baby is in the birth canal about how much longer do I have to go?

How many weeks along: Most doctors allow the pregnancy to continue untill 41-42 weeks before inducing labor. Just because the baby is in the canal does not mean one can predict how much longer the pregnancy will last ...Read more

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What effects can chlamydia have while my baby is passing through the birth canal?

What effects can chlamydia have while my baby is passing through the birth canal?

Infant blindness: Chlamydia and gonorrhea are the number one cause of blindness in infants in countries where routine antibiotic eye ointment is not given. It is important to get tested during pregnancy to avoid this preventable problem. ...Read more

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How would you know if your baby has dropped into the birth canal?

How would you know if your baby has dropped into the birth canal?

May not be obvious: A pregnant woman may feel a little different after her baby has dropped. Her baby will be taking up more room in her pelvis, so she will probably find that she has to urinate even more often than before. She may get an uncomfortable feeling of pressure deep in her pelvis, feel increasing discomfort when she walks and even waddle a bit more. ...Read more

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Herpes Virus (Definition)

Viruses from the family herperviridae. At least seven species of herpesvirus are known to be infectious to man: herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2, varicella zoster virus, epstein-barr virus, cytomegalovirus, human herpesvirus 6, ...Read more


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more