WebMD explains how to avoid getting genital herpes during pregnancy, and what to do to keep yourself and baby healthy if you already have it.
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Herpes & Pregnancy. If a woman with genital herpes has virus present in the birth canal during delivery, herpes simplex virus (HSV) can be spread to an infant.
Genital herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 or type 2. Women with herpes before pregnancy can usually expect to have a healthy baby.
In the US, one in four women is estimated to have genital herpes. If you're pregnant and are one of them, let your provider know. Passing the.