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Can I still have a home birth if I have herpes?

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes

Take Valtrex (valacyclovir) for the last month to minimize the chance of an outbreak.
Should you have a genital outbreak when you go into labor you should abandon the home delivery and deliver by c-section. Neonatal herpetic encephalopathy is catastrophic.

In brief: Yes

Take Valtrex (valacyclovir) for the last month to minimize the chance of an outbreak.
Should you have a genital outbreak when you go into labor you should abandon the home delivery and deliver by c-section. Neonatal herpetic encephalopathy is catastrophic.
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