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Herpes and pregnancy

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I found out I have herpes in October 2017. I have been with my husband 6 years and we had our first child in 2016. My first outbreak was 2017. I never knew I had this infection. My husband got tested. He also has it. Doc said that either of us could have had prior to our relationship is that correct? Anyway I don’t believe any unfaithfulness happened. Anyway we want to start trying for baby number 2 next year but I’m scared to death I  I’ll pass onto my baby. I’m on Valtrex and still having outbreaks. Is a c section the way to not pass this on or can it still be passed on? Anyone out there who can help please. Anyone had herpes and a baby??

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I don't have personal experience with this myself, but it is  a significant concern since my partner and I want to have a child down the line. The overwhelming evidence suggests that you are all good for a vaginal birth as long as you don't have an outbreak at the time of delivery. Those most at risk are women who contract the virus in the third trimester. 

The doctor may advise putting you on suppressive therapy 30-something weeks in (forgot the exact number). 

Bottom line: the odds of transmitting to the child are extremely slim and, frankly, even though this might cause some merited anxiety, you actually have a leg up here, being aware of the condition when so many others have no idea. 

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