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I found out I had herpes type 2 almost a year ago. The news was horrible but it’s been “better” than I thought. The first outbreak was the worst of course. After a few months of constantly having the tingly feeling, the bump was rising and taking the 2 pills a day for 3 days etc I decided to go on the daily pill Valacyclovir. It’s been amazing. I have been taking it for about 6 months and have almost no issue. When my period starts I get a little irritatation but after a few days it done....what are people’s thoughts of this pill? I’m curious. My other question is having a baby....can a baby get herpes from inside the womb? I plan to have a c section again but before we start trying I’m just curious on the chances of Baby getting it. Thanks guys! Truly love this site.

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Hey @Kellyanne I can answer the baby questions. 

A baby will not become infected with HSV-2 in the womb in the ordinary course of events. Conservatively, the chance is about 1 in 250,000 pregnancies of HSV-2 positive women. Most of the cases involve known immune issues with the mother.

The chance of infection during vaginal birth is about 1 in 3,500. This is of course eliminated with a C-section.

Overall though, these chances pale against other usually more serious and more common issues that surround childbirth.

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