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LisaK

Frequent OB's and pregnancy

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LisaK

I have had H for 11 years and have frequent (almost constant) but mild outbreaks. I am wishing to get pregnant in a few months and wondered if there more risk of spreading herpes in utero if you have recurrent and frequent outbreaks. I will likely most certainly be a C-section candidate due to the frequent outbreaks, I realize and am okay with but worry about in utero transmission. As far as medication, I have only begun Acyclovir for the past 3 or 4 months. For the 10 years before that the symptoms were mild and didn't cause much pain or discomfort. Acyclovir has not worked for me and I may look into another medication soon. Does anyone esle out there have these experiences also?

Thank you,

LisaK

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JBnATL

Consult your doctor

You have a very valid question, which I doubt few on this board are qualified to answer.

Have you heard of Lysine? This is an amino acid that you can get over the counter. It has been shown to be able to prevent outbreaks. Click on the link to the right "What is Lysine" to learn more.

Good luck!

JB

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Undefeated

I was told that the virus can only be passed to a newborn through delivery were there is a active lesion/outbreak. Remember, HSV is said to be transmitted via skin to skin contact. I'm sure you and the baby will be fine and if you are planning to have a C-section when the time comes, you have nothing to worry about.

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