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Jul-01-11, 12:50 PM (CST)|
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Your ObGyn is right. I know several women who have had normal vaginal deliveries in spite of having genital herpes. Here's the deal.. |
One important factor is that you already have it and have had time to develop an immune response to the virus so you have the antibodies to protect yourself against a new infection in a different location. Those same antibodies pass through the placenta and protect your baby during delivery.
The other factor is that your ObGyn is aware of your herpes infection and will most likely prescribe suppressive antivirals as you approach delivery time so as to suppress any potential outbreaks. If there should happen to be an OB, then the ObGyn can do a C-section if necessary.
There are thousands of women with genital herpes who deliver healthy happy babies on a daily basis. You will, too.
Please let us know any time we can help.
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