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If a mom has HPV can it be transmitted at birth? How is this avoided when the child is being born?

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Dr. Cristina Carballo
Pediatrics - Neonatology

In brief: C section

Hpv is transmitted via genital warts during a vaginal delivery.

In brief: C section

Hpv is transmitted via genital warts during a vaginal delivery.
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Hpv can be transmitted at birth, but it's pretty rare.
Occasionally a baby can have tracheal growths caused by hpv but i've never seen it. If there is a massive hpv outbreak, a c section can be considered, similar to a herpes outbreak, but the odds are so small of transmission it is usually sufficient to be aware of an hpv outbreak.

In brief: Yes

Hpv can be transmitted at birth, but it's pretty rare.
Occasionally a baby can have tracheal growths caused by hpv but i've never seen it. If there is a massive hpv outbreak, a c section can be considered, similar to a herpes outbreak, but the odds are so small of transmission it is usually sufficient to be aware of an hpv outbreak.
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