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I Got Herpes Through Birth What Should I Do
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can someone with oral herpes on both mouth and vaginal area go through a natural birth? Or do they need to have a c-section?
HERPES IN NEWBORN: YES. THE CHANCES ARE ABOUT ONE IN THREE ...Read more
Depends: There is certainly high risk for baby if you have an outbreak at or around the time of delivery. There is a possibility you could deliver between outbreaks & not pass it to baby.However, there have been cases where no outbreak was evident but baby acquired the germ during delivery, developed herpes encephalitis & died as a result. The risk is always present so discuss it with your ob. ...Read more
Ok if no lesions: Active genital herpes lesions near the vaginal opening can be transmitted to baby with vaginal delivery. If there are no active lesions or prodromal symptoms, it's okay to have vaginal delivery. Consider taking prophylactic antivirao medication (acyclovir or valcyclovir) beginning at about 35-36 weeks gestation to prevent a recurrent lesion around the time of delivery. ...Read more
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