Learning About Herpes and Pregnancy

Herpes is a virus that can be spread very easily. It is a virus that can spread from person to person through skin to skin contact, and it can end up appearing on many different areas of the body. Herpes is marked by an eruption of a cluster of blisters, and although you will usually notice an immediate breakout, some people do not break out at all.pregnancy with herpes

In fact, you may have herpes and not even notice it for quite some time, so you really need to pay attention to yourself and watch out for these sorts of symptoms.

Herpes and Pregnancy

If you have herpes and are pregnant, there is some information that is important for you to be aware of. Herpes and pregnancy, the thought of it together, may frighten some people, but at least when you are more educated you are going to be more understanding and will know whether herpes and pregnancy is going to be a dangerous combination for you.

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Even if you have herpes and are pregnant, chances are that you will give birth to a healthy baby. One of the biggest worries that pregnant women with herpes have is that they will end up passing the herpes on to their child during labor, but this is not always the case. You will really want to speak to your doctor for more information on this if this is something that you are worried about.

Now on the topic of herpes and pregnancy, of course you are going to want to learn about how the herpes might end up affecting your pregnancy. If you had the herpes before you got pregnant, then the risk of your baby becoming infected is going to be quite low. On the other hand, if you did not get herpes until after you became pregnant, there is a slight risk that it is going to end up affecting your developing baby.

women with babyYou will need to keep your doctor abreast of your situation if you get herpes while you are pregnant, especially if it happens in the second or third trimester.

Also on the topic of herpes and pregnancy, one of the most common questions that people have is whether or not they will be able to breastfeed. The answer is yes, because the herpes virus is not transmitted through breast milk, and so you can feel safe nursing your baby and not have to worry about passing the virus on to them.



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