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Herpes and babies

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Hello! The fear of harming my newborn almost kept me from marriage and having children! However, my strong desire to be a mother forced me to learn all I could. I also talked to my OBGYN for practical steps that are taken during pregnancy and delivery. I was assured if there was an outbreak a C-section would be done. I was diligent and hyper sensitive to any signs of an outbreak as my due date grew close. In the delivery room my doctor was rather non-plus saying the risks of harm are very low but reasonable precautions would be taken. I think I was the only one worried! Both my daughters, born two years apart, were born healthy and delivered via natural childbirth. I think this article presents the facts the best. https://www.ashasexualhealth.org/herpes-and-pregnancy/

Don’t let herpes prevent you from experiencing giving birth and the joys of raising a child. Both my daughters remain healthy and happy. 

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Thank you for your response. 

I love childrens, those cute smiles and talks. I dreamed alot about my future family. And now it looks like everything is over after diagnosis. 

I am praying to God everyday to bless us with atleast one child and healthy life to both of us.

Can I ask one thing? How long you have been suffering from herpes?


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