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6months post first outbreak and 5 weeks newly pregnant... I want a natural birth again. Any success stories???

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Elizabeth love

I had my first outbreak about 6 or so months ago, I am now about 5 weeks pregnant. I want to have a natural birth. I had a great one with my daughter 3 years ago before I had herpes. I have read good stuff about woman succeeding  with natural birth and herpes but sounds like most woman knew they had it for quite sometime before becoming pregnant. I am even more worried since it's only been 6 months since my 1st outbreak. Does anyone have a success story that I could relate to regarding a newer contraction of genital herpes shortly before they got pregnant? Thanks loves 

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kaylarie

I've had 3 babies since being diagnosed. Each one was a vaginal birth. Towards the last month or so of your pregnancy your OB should put you on daily antivirals to make sure an outbreak doesn't spring up. When you get to labor and delivery they'll ask you all about that stuff, when your last outbreak was and whether you're currently showing any signs. They'll also do a quick check to make sure you don't have any sores or anything. 

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Stellanova

I’m dealing with this now. I’ve had it for years though but I’m so scared.. this is my first pregnancy, I’m 9 weeks right now and don’t know how to not stress about it I could cry some days :’( my OB knows and said she will put me on meds closer to labor. 

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BrooklynPositive

I just had a successful vaginal birth a few months ago. I've had HSV2 for about 6years, but I had an outbreak just after conception, one at 7 months prego, and then one right after the baby was born. They put you in antivirals the last month, and that should do the trick. 

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Scorpiomommy

I had only been with my husband for 6 months when I got pregnant with our daughter. I had my first outbreak a few months after we started seeing each other. I successfully gave birth to my daughter without transmitting it to her. They started me on valtrex daily at 36 weeks, until I delivered her at 39. It’s definitely possible, and from what I’ve gathered it doesn’t matter how long it’s been as long as your primary infection and outbreak don’t happen while pregnant. Since it happened beforehand, your chances of transmission are low :) especially if you take valtrex towards the end to prevent an outbreak at the time of delivery. 

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