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Is it safe for a pregnant woman with genital herpes to deliver her baby without having a c-section?

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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