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Yoshi2me
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May-12-05, 06:14 PM (CST)
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"Every pregnant women should listen to this web conference ~"
 
   LAST EDITED ON May-12-05 AT 06:22 PM (CST) byhing in their power to learn all that they can about herpes and pregnancy and to do what is best in order to protect their unborn child whether that means going on suppressive therapy to reduce your chance of asymptomatic shedding and/or outbreak during labor and delivery to scheduling a C-section. Please know though that HSV positive moms prior to becoming pregnant are giving birth to healthy babies through vaginal deliveries so please keep that in mind when you are processing all the information. Try and keep an open mind, keep learning and researching what you can, and stay as relaxed as possible.

Something else to keep in mind is everybody else's experiences are their own. There are no two herpes cases that are a like and just because something doesn't work out for one mom doesn't mean you are doomed.

If anybody would like to talk about herpes and pregnancy further this is a great forum to do so. You are also encouraged to look up articles that have been written by Dr. Zane Brown at the University of Washington or to head on over to WebMD where you can ask Terri Warren any herpes and pregnancy questions that you might have. Another excellent resource is the STD Section over on medhelp.org. Questions in the Sexually Transmitted Diseases Forum are answered by Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield, Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington and Visiting Scientist at the Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He knows what he is talking about!

Well.. I've rambled enough.. just remember to make sure that you do your own research and do what you feel is best for you and your baby. Also try and keep in mind that suppressive therapy is not for everybody but at least those that have tried it can speak from experience and perhaps you might be encouraged to keep an open mind before taking the advice of somebody that has never tried it or refuses to for whatever their reasons are.. some people will have success with it and some won't.

Good Luck and Congratuations on that baby to be!

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  RE: Every pregnant women should listen to this web conference ~ klbeen Jul-02-07 1
     RE: Every pregnant women should listen to this web conference ~ crissie Jul-02-07 2
         RE: Every pregnant women should listen to this web conference ~ MonaATL Aug-15-07 3
  RE: Every pregnant women should listen to this web conference ~ delta Mar-03-12 9
     RE: Every pregnant women should listen to this web conference ~ SummerFern Mar-03-12 10
  RE: Every pregnant women should listen to this web conference ~ KennethC Dec-02-15 12

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klbeen
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Jul-02-07, 01:43 AM (CST)
 
1. "RE: Every pregnant women should listen to this web conference ~"
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   I am just wondering does anyone know if it is normal to test for herpes during that first visit to your OBGYN?
I just found out that my husband had been exposed to HSV2 in a previous relationship. He was tested for it but the dr told him something to the effect that he carried the antibodies for it but that he didn't have it. I dont' understand that, either. He has never had an outbreak of any kind and never thought more about it.
After much research we are not convicned that he still couldn't pass something to me. We have had our first child and there was no indications of any problems. But to be safe I had a battery of tests run but I don't remember if herpes was one of those tests. Is it somehting I would have had to ask for specifically?

Thank you in advance for your time.
K


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crissie
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Jul-02-07, 08:05 AM (CST)
 
2. "RE: Every pregnant women should listen to this web conference ~"
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   I don't believe they do HSV testing routinely. You could ask for the TORCH test which tests for Toxoplasmosis, Other (syphillis, hep), Rubella, CMV, and Herpes but I don't think it types the herpes infection. You could ask for a type specific HSV test.

If you have the antibodies you have it. He may not be getting outbreaks or his outbreaks may be so minor he doesn't realize it is herpes. That is how mine was. I got it like maybe 2-3 times a year and it was so minor I didn't think anything of it, but I got tested when I was pregnant due to my husband having G HSV2.


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MonaATL
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Aug-15-07, 10:06 AM (CST)
 
3. "RE: Every pregnant women should listen to this web conference ~"
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   I agree, if you carry antibodies for HSV2- you have it. I just found out I was carrier and then 5 days later, I had my first real outbreak. Fortunately my husband of 4yrs is negative. We were both tested after my symptoms appeared. This means I've had the virus for over 5years without knowing it and without passing it on to my husband.

Doctors don't normally test for HSV due to "unnecessary emotional trauma" if results give a false positive. They consider HSV culture as being the gold standard for diagnosis which means you must be showing symptoms first before they normally test you. Although, strangely enough, my OB doc tested me (via blood) for it without even telling me during my first prenatal appt. and when my results came back positive she never mentioned it to me. She tested my blood with the HerpeSelect ELISA test which specifies between the strains, I and II. Devastating to say the least. I now am scheduled to start taking Valtrex at 36 weeks of my pregnancy. Still kind of scared about all that. I still have a lot research to do.


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delta
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Mar-03-12, 08:59 AM (CST)
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9. "RE: Every pregnant women should listen to this web conference ~"
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   Thank you for the link. i'm also newly diagnosed with genital herpes genital herpes and we were planning to have a baby. i'm very sad.


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SummerFern
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10. "RE: Every pregnant women should listen to this web conference ~"
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   don't be sad delta. there's no reason at all why you can't still have a healthy baby. millions of women with genital herpes have done so!


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KennethC
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Dec-02-15, 10:40 AM (CST)
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12. "RE: Every pregnant women should listen to this web conference ~"
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   Herpes is a sexually transmitted virus that primarily infects the mouth and the genitals. It is transmitted by bodily fluids – penetration isn’t required for transmission, oral-oral or oral-genital contact will suffice,There are two types of herpes simplex virus: HSV-1 and HSV-2. Both virus types can cause sores around the mouth (herpes labialis) and on the genitals (genital herpes). Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Cold sores sometimes called fever blisters, are groups of small blisters on the lip and around the mouth. The skin around the blisters is often red, swollen, and sore. The blisters may break open, leak a clear fluid, and then scab over after a few days. They usually heal in several days to 2 weeks. The herpes simplex virus usually enters the body through a break in the skin around or inside the mouth. It is usually spread when a person touches a cold sore or touches infected fluid—such as from sharing eating utensils or razors, kissing an infected person, or touching that person's saliva. A parent who has a cold sore often spreads the infection to his or her child in this way. Cold sores can also be spread to other areas of the body. Luckly there is a cure for herpes Contact Dr Odia Viadrodiaherbalistcenter@gmail.com)


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