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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

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 genital herpes pass on to baby by birth?

Can genital herpes pass on to baby by birth?

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 more

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Can babies get candida passed through vaginal birth?

Can babies get candida passed through vaginal birth?

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

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Does Herpes 1 affect new born baby when delivery comes?

Does Herpes 1 affect new born baby when delivery comes?

Where are lesions?: If the lesions involve genital area that is possible. ...Read more

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Can a HIV pos mother breastfeed her baby without transfering d virus unto the baby?

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Can a HIV pos mother breastfeed her baby without transfering d virus unto the baby?

No: Unfortunately, breastfeeding remains very risky when the mother is HIV infected, and can lead to transmission; due to this, it is not recommended, especially in developed countries where access to clean water is plentiful in order to make formula. ...Read more

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Can an unborn baby contact RSV virus, if the mother catches an RSV infection?

Can an unborn baby contact RSV virus, if the mother catches an RSV infection?

No: Rsv in adults mostly gives you "cold"symptoms. The highest risk is to young babies and preemies after they are born. ...Read more

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Can an HIV positive baby infect its caretaker?

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Can an HIV positive baby infect its caretaker?

Yes: Precautionary measures have to be taken when handling infected baby's body fluids, i.e., blood or saliva. ...Read more

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Toddler at home, baby in nicu with neonatal herpes simplex 1?

Toddler at home, baby in nicu with neonatal herpes simplex 1?

Probably safe: Sorry about your neonate. Your toddler has almost certainly been exposed and infected, whether symptomatically or not, with the same virus. They are highly unlikely to be at significant risk. ...Read more

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Can genital herpes be passed at birth to a baby?

Can genital herpes be passed at birth to a baby?

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 more

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Im 39 weeks pregnant with the bacteria streptococcus viridans in vagina. Can this bacteria harm my baby while giving birth vaginally?

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Im 39 weeks pregnant with the bacteria streptococcus viridans in vagina. Can this bacteria harm my baby while giving birth vaginally?

Very unlikely: Colonization of vaginal canal with streptococcus agalactiae aka group b strep has been well known to cause serious infection in newborns and young infants. ...Read more

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Will herpes simplex virus affect my pregnancy?

Will herpes simplex virus affect my pregnancy?

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

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Can genital herpes infect a baby?

Can genital herpes infect a baby?

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 more

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Is herpes simplex infection deadly to baby?

Is herpes simplex infection deadly to baby?

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 more

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Can your fetus still be protected from the german measles virus?

Can your fetus still be protected from the german measles virus?

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

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A woman has genital herpes and gets pregnant . . . Will baby be mentally retarded due to the herpes?

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 more

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Is delivery of stillborn baby always vaginal?

Is delivery of stillborn baby always vaginal?

No.: When the timing of cessation of heartbeat is not certain, most will at least try to save the baby with an emergency c-section. ...Read more

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