A 10 ON BAD SCALE. If at all possible you want to avoid this possibility.The germ has a habit of entering the babies brain and destroying tissue. The appearance on a CT scan on survivors is like Swiss cheese. Permanent disability is common. Even early recognition and treatment does not assure a good outcome.
For your baby to be subject to neonatal herpes, you have to of gotten herpes while pregnant or is it anytime close to the time of pregnancy?
Varies. The highest risk will be if mom has her first outbreak around the time of delivery.Neither she or the baby by transfer would have any antibodies to fight it any.If acquired sooner in life or early in pregnancy, there is some risk but less, because the kid can be exposed to virus shed during a vaginal delivery. Good control of outbreaks (meds) and c-section before labor can eliminate most risk. Read more...