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I have genital herpes type 2, so if I get pregnant would my baby automatically have it?

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Dr. Yashica Robinson White
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: No

No, your baby will not automatically have herpes.
It is more likely for your baby to become infected if you have an active lesion/ outbreak at the time of delivery. In this case, your doctor will recommend c-section for delivery. To prevent outbreaks close to time for delivery, you should take an antiviral in the 3rd trimester.

In brief: No

No, your baby will not automatically have herpes.
It is more likely for your baby to become infected if you have an active lesion/ outbreak at the time of delivery. In this case, your doctor will recommend c-section for delivery. To prevent outbreaks close to time for delivery, you should take an antiviral in the 3rd trimester.
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