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No symptoms of genital herpes after one year so would you try for baby now?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Yes

Having herpes simplex should not inhibit you from becoming pregnant, but bear in mind that you must convey this information to your obstetrician, and they will decide how to manage your delivery.
Many will strongly suggest c-section to prevent the baby from becoming infected during transport through the vaginal barrel, which contains the virus even if you don't have symptoms.

In brief: Yes

Having herpes simplex should not inhibit you from becoming pregnant, but bear in mind that you must convey this information to your obstetrician, and they will decide how to manage your delivery.
Many will strongly suggest c-section to prevent the baby from becoming infected during transport through the vaginal barrel, which contains the virus even if you don't have symptoms.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Newborn infection is most likely if the primary herpes infection occurs during the last weeks of pregnancy with active lesions.
Infection rates up to 30% are cited but this drops to around 5% for those with recurrent outbreaks.This can be avoided with antiviral suppression of outbreaks and a planned c-section prior to active labor.

In brief: Yes

Newborn infection is most likely if the primary herpes infection occurs during the last weeks of pregnancy with active lesions.
Infection rates up to 30% are cited but this drops to around 5% for those with recurrent outbreaks.This can be avoided with antiviral suppression of outbreaks and a planned c-section prior to active labor.
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