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During childbirth can my herpes be transmitted to my child?

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Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology
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In brief: Herpes

If you have active genital herpes at the time of your delivery, it can be transmitted to your child.

In brief: Herpes

If you have active genital herpes at the time of your delivery, it can be transmitted to your child.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

A woman with a history of genital herpes, with or without fresh sores on her genitals, can transmit herpes virus to her baby during delivery.
Such an at-risk baby is carefully examined, so that proper anti-viral medications can be started if the baby shows signs of herpes infection.

In brief: Yes

A woman with a history of genital herpes, with or without fresh sores on her genitals, can transmit herpes virus to her baby during delivery.
Such an at-risk baby is carefully examined, so that proper anti-viral medications can be started if the baby shows signs of herpes infection.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. James Ferguson
Some OB's consider c-section prior to labor to prevent trans -vaginal exposure to the virus.
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