Risk of transmission
from mother to baby is highest if the mother is infected around the time of delivery (30-60%).
A c-section can be performed to reduce exposure to the baby of mothers vaginal secretions. Acylovir is recommended to suppress herpes
starting around 36 weeks. Vaginal birth
is still recommended if there are no outbreaks when you are in labor
Answer assisted by Saurabh Bajpai, Medical Student