Can a baby be born blind at birth if you have herpes?

Can be worse. An infant can acquire the herpes germ in the birth canal from a woman shedding the virus and look normal at birth.Within a week or two, it may have made its way into the brain to cause a tragic encephalitis.Even with aggressive treatment the kid may end up with a brain that resembles swiss cheese.Plan a scheduled c-section prior to labor if you have it.
Herpes in the vagina. Yes. That is why many females are offered c-section if they have vaginal herpes and are pregnant.