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Will I Need A C Section If I Have Herpes
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
Very Unlikely: This is very unlikely and why we do c-sections if you have more questions - please ask. ...Read more
I asked once but to make sure, herpes 2 no matter when contracted, even recently, is not likely to be passed to you baby through c-section right?
Correct: If you contracted herpes while pregnant, your child can have neonatal herpes passed through the placenta. However, if the infection is old, this will not happen. You can pass herpes to the child through the vaginal canal. Since a c-section avoids the vaginal canal, you cannot pass the herpes 2 virus via a c-section. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Absolutely yes!: C-section is sometimes done when there is a genital herpes outbreak at the time of labor, to prevent transmitting to the baby. That may make you think that if you're having a CS for other reasons, you don't need to say anything. Not true! Other precautions also may be wise, such as treatment with acyclovir near term. Any woman with GH should tell her Ob. (Almost all Ob's will ask anyway about GH.) ...Read more
Having a genital herpes oubreak and I am due in 4 weeks. What can I do to speed up the healing so that I can delivery vaginally instead of a c-section?
Is it safe for a pregnant woman with genital herpes to deliver her baby without having a c-section?
Genital herpes: If a woman with genital herpes has no active lesions at the time she goes into labor, a vaginal delivery is safe. Women with active herpes at the time of labor are delivered by c-section. Valtrex (valacyclovir) beginning at 36 weeks is being used to decrease the risk of active herpes at delivery. ...Read more
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?
Yes: You can have ivf even with a history of herpes. Lots of women give birth vaginally with a history of herpes so long as they are not having an active breakout at the time of delivery. Prophylactic medication can reduce the risks of transmission dramatically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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