Can a woman with herpes do artificial insemination?

Yes. An active herpes outbreak is only a concern at the time of vaginal delivery. An initial herpes infection would not be good during the pregnancy, but recurrent outbreaks are usually not problems for the baby.
Yes, once treated... Herpes simplex is a preventable and treatable condition. It is quite contagious during active outbreak and much much less so when not. Unfortunately, many people carry the virus/latent in the nerve and they come out to haunt on/off as outbreaks. There is always a risk, but once adequately treated/supppressed, insemination can be done. Consult doc. Good luck.

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Is it possible to get herpes through artificial insemination?

Theoretically yes. Hsv can be transmitted through ai, so we recommend screening of donors to prevent transmission. Sperm banks screen their donors but if this is a directed sperm donor, you have to decide on the screening. We usually recommend infectious disease tests and quarantine for directed donors but sometimes people waive the testing and take risks. Good luck. Read more...

Would artificial insemination work if you have an older woman or should she hav egg donation also?

Depends. That really depends. Everyone is that situation needs a thorough evaluation. It is important for patients to have an accurate understanding of the concerns. Sometimes insemination is an appropriate treatment but success rates can vary. Certainly donor egg is a good option for many women but usually only after they have tried with their own eggs. Read more...

Artificial insemination for a single women--what do studies show about outcome of kids later?

Generally similar. 1. Multiple pregnancy is the main risk if ovarian stimulation is used leading to preterm labor and its complications. 2. No evidence that birth defects is increased over those women of similar age. 3. Psychological: limited research indicates that they are generally not different that children conceived naturally. Read more...

Artificial insemination for a single women? What happened with the first kids? They must be around 20 now.

Depends on Dr. I have never had a problem doing this, but some physicians may have ethical concerns. I have done this for several lesbian couples over the years. Read more...

Does artificial insemination work?

Yes. Artificial insemination works best for cervical factor, where the woman's cervix is blocked or closed, from injury, surgery, or a congenital problem. It is also useful for donor insemination. Read more...