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One of the things I am most worried about and have never gotten a straight answer from a doctor about is if it is safe for me to have children in the future and what the risks and precautions are. All I have ever wanted is to have a healthy and loving family and I am so scared by the thought of harming my future children. I guess I am just asking for knowledge on the topic and maybe even some personal experiences. 

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Jayceeeee

Yes there are plenty of people who have healthy hsv - children .. just have to talk to your dr about your on 

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Lisajd

If you already have hsv the only risk is during birth if you have an outbreak.  Then you would need a c section.  Ive seen many ladies on support groups with healthy kids

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WilsoInAus
4 hours ago, RayLynne said:

One of the things I am most worried about and have never gotten a straight answer from a doctor about is if it is safe for me to have children in the future and what the risks and precautions are. All I have ever wanted is to have a healthy and loving family and I am so scared by the thought of harming my future children. I guess I am just asking for knowledge on the topic and maybe even some personal experiences. 

Yes all safe and it hardly gives much cause for concern with doctors these days. Around 20% of babies born today are to women with genital herpes. As mentioned, if there is an outbreak at the time of birth I'm sure a c-section would be discussed. Other measures include daily antivirals for the last month of term. Best to to have an upfront conversation with your doctor, develop a plan and stick to it. 

(My partner who has HSV-2 is just one example with two healthy children and no issues with HSV, as I mentioned though, there are literally millions upon millions of examples).

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Aalia

Yes girl its safe to have kids ,if you have an ob during delivery then you need to ask for a c-section if not you could have the baby naturally,i had hsvg and i give birth to a healthy baby 

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Irides

When i found out i was pregnant, i intially contacted my gyn to schedule an abortion because of my fear of neonatal exposure. My doctor basically told me to chill the f*** out. Lol. She told me how extremely low the chances of that are and that it was definitely not a reason to terminate a pregnancy. I gave birth to a perfectly healthy baby girl, no c section.  I recall being told to take antivirals daily beginning two weeks before my due date. But i dont remember the dosage as this was more than six years ago. 

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