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Herpes & pregnancy?

Herpes & pregnancy?

Depends: Risk of transmission from mother to baby is highest if the mother is infected around the time of delivery (30-60%). A c-section can be performed to reduce exposure to the baby of mothers vaginal secretions. Acylovir is recommended to suppress herpes starting around 36 weeks. Vaginal birth is still recommended if there are no outbreaks when you are in labor. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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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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Herpes and pregnancy, could this affect?

Herpes and pregnancy, could this affect?

Yes. It could.: Depending on if it is your first infection, or recurrent disease, and if there is a genital lesion or not, the risks of the baby getting serious herpes infection vary. Therefore i recommend that you speak to your obstetrician at your earliest appointment. Do not delay until you start having labor. ...Read more

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Wat. To do if having herpes in initial days of pregnancy ? Are those tablets like acyclover n all r safe to take what to do

Wat. To do if having herpes in initial days of pregnancy ? Are those tablets like acyclover n all r safe to take what to do

Acyclovir: Zovirax is the tablets of acyclovir. They are pregnancy category b. See the link for a description of the pregnancy categories. http://www.drugs.com/pregnancy-categories.html. ...Read more

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Can you have a healthy pregnancy while having herpes?

Can you have a healthy pregnancy while having herpes?

Precautions count: Many women have healthy pregnancies and babies even if they have a history of genital herpes. However, it is important to establish care early, to bring documentation of a positive culture or be seen during an outbreak to confirm the diagnosis, to follow precautions and recommendations from OB doctor, and to report outbreaks and to report labor, leaking from membranes, other problems immediately, . ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause first herpes outbreak?

Can pregnancy cause first herpes outbreak?

No.: Pregnancy cannot, per se, cause herpes; but if the man who impregnated you has genital herpes, he could have infected you at the same time he got you pregnant. The first step is to get tested, and make sure you actually have herpes before trying to figure out what (or who) caused it. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause a first herpes outbreak ?

Can pregnancy cause a first herpes outbreak ?

Herpes pregnancy: Pts with a history of genital herpes should undergo a careful perineal examination at the time of delivery.Vaginal delivery is indicated if no signs or symptoms of hsv are present.Active genital hsv in patients in labor or with ruptured membranes is an indication for c/s.Reactivation occurs in 50% of patients within 6 months of the initial outbreak.Whether pregnancy alters the rate is disputed. ...Read more

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I am ppregnant. 37. I am to get retested for chylmadia and herpes 1. If these come back positive how will it affect pregnancy?

I am ppregnant. 37.  I am to get retested for chylmadia and herpes 1.  If these come back positive how will it affect pregnancy?

Herpes: Untreated chlamydia might cause neonatal conjuctivitis and respiratory illness. Herpes might cause fetal neurological disease and need to perform a cesarean section if present at the time of delivery. So both can affect anyones pregnancy. ...Read more

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If internal herpes outbreaks occurwhat does that mean for future pregnancy?Still birth suggest herpes was cause never had a symptom pregnant 6 month

Prophylaxis needed: It is certainly very upsetting to go through such an experience.Most patients can take an anti- viral medication to prevent an active herpes infection during the pregnancy. See your provider and get your questions answered. ...Read more

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I'm planning for pregnancy and my partner has tested positive for herpes simplest 2. Will the baby be affected by the virus? Will I have the herpes ?

I'm planning for pregnancy and my partner has tested positive for herpes simplest 2. Will the baby be affected by the virus?  Will I have the herpes ?

Neonatal herpes...: ...i.e. infection of newborns with herpes is easy to prevent when either or both parents has HSV2. You can be tested to see if you already have it or are susceptible, and prevention usually is effective. Babies catch it only from active infection at delivery. Whether or not you are tested, tell the obstetrician so s/he can be on the lookout for a herpes outbreak as the delivery date approaches. ...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