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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can you get pregnant with herpes? How do I protect my partner?

Can you get pregnant with herpes? How do I protect my partner?

Yes: Herpes does not affect fertility. The management of the pregnancy would be affected, and cesarean delivery may be indicated. Suppression with an anti viral medication can decrease the risk of transmission to your partner, and when taken during pregnancy will reduce the risk of a recurrent episode during the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can i still have a baby with herpes I have been having herpes for 10 years and been tryin to get pregnant...Does having herpes that long without taking medicine make you not be able to get pregnant

Can i still have a baby with herpes I have been having herpes for 10 years and been tryin to get pregnant...Does having herpes that long without taking medicine make you not be able to get pregnant

You : You can have a baby if you have herpes. However, you should probably get a c secton and not let the baby go through your vagina. No need to take the risk of the baby getting infected. If a baby gets infected it can be very dangerous. The herpes drugs are suppose to be safe in pregnacy but who knows for sure. ...Read more

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Do pregnant women get tested for herpes?

Do pregnant women get tested for herpes?

Sometimes: It is not routine to test for herpes during pregnancy. However, iit is certainly done when indicated. ...Read more

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Can you get genital herpes from just getting pregnant.? Even if you have had no history of herpes in ur life?

Can you get genital herpes from just getting pregnant.? Even if you have had no history of herpes in ur life?

FROM CONTACT WITH IT: You can contract herpes at any time if you are with a partner with herpes and it is in an active state. It is not the pregnancy it is the sexual contact that gave the herpes. Must tell ob/gyn as it may necessitate a c section to avoid giving to the baby during birth. ...Read more

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Can having herpes prevent you from getting pregnant? Also vb, i was just wondering please help

Can having herpes prevent you from getting pregnant? Also vb, i was just wondering please help

Potentially Yes: Herpes by inciting inflammation may theoretically created impediments to sperm movement, and pain of herpetic lesions may reduce sexual frequency. Bacterial vaginosis could conceivably destroy sperm, and if the "infection" extends into the uterus and fallopian tubes there may be blockage to movement of the eggs down to the uterus. On the other hand there are many pregnancies in women with both. ...Read more

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Can genital herpes affect pregnancy or getting pregnant in the future?

Yes and no.: If a patient is known to have genital herpes then she is usually offered suppressive therapy at about 36 weeks to prevent transmission to the baby as it is born. If there is an outbreak at the time of delivery, then cesarean section is recommended. It is unlikely that it would effect future fertility. ...Read more

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Does it make sense to get a liposuction just before getting pregnant?

Does it make sense to get a liposuction just before getting pregnant?

No: I would strongly recommend you wait until after pregnancy before you consider any type of body contouring procedure. Your body will change with pregnancy and may require a different contouring procedure such as an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck. ...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


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Getting Pregnant (Definition)

Conception is the act of the man's sperm attaching to and entering ("fertilizing") the woman's egg. This fusion leads to the ...Read more