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Im4 weeks pregnant i had herpes last week i took the medicine doc prescribed .I wanna askcan herpes be transfered to fetus n foes it need screening?

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Dr. Nonyelu Anyichie
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Herpes , pregnancy

About 1 in 4 pregnant women is infected with genital herpes, although most do not know it.
Fortunately, only a small number of babies are affected. Sadly, for a very few mums-to-be, contracting genital herpes in the first few weeks of pregnancy leads to miscarriage.Keep in mind that it's rare for this to happen. It's far more likely that your baby will be fine. Later in the pregnancy is different.

In brief: Herpes , pregnancy

About 1 in 4 pregnant women is infected with genital herpes, although most do not know it.
Fortunately, only a small number of babies are affected. Sadly, for a very few mums-to-be, contracting genital herpes in the first few weeks of pregnancy leads to miscarriage.Keep in mind that it's rare for this to happen. It's far more likely that your baby will be fine. Later in the pregnancy is different.
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: During delivery

Herpes can be passed to the baby if the mother has an active outbreak at the time of a vaginal delivery.
In those cases a c section is needed.

In brief: During delivery

Herpes can be passed to the baby if the mother has an active outbreak at the time of a vaginal delivery.
In those cases a c section is needed.
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