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GHSV and I'm in my first trimester, very stressed

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Angie040417

So I found out in May that I have genital hsv, not sure if its type 1 or 2 as they were unable to isolate it and antibody blood tests were negative. My partner and I had our first outbreak at the exact same time. 

I just found out that I am 4 weeks pregnant and I cant help but be so upset about the circumstance. Neither of us have had any outbreaks or symptoms since that one initial outbreak.. but I have one baby and I loved the natural vaginal birth so much and I want that again. I just want my baby to be safe. I'm also stressed about the "in utero" transmission risk. 

I cant help but feel like my body is not a safe place for my growing baby.. I should feel amazed and proud of my body, but I dont feel that way. :(

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Happybee
On 10/23/2019 at 6:01 PM, Angie040417 said:

So I found out in May that I have genital hsv, not sure if its type 1 or 2 as they were unable to isolate it and antibody blood tests were negative. My partner and I had our first outbreak at the exact same time. 

I just found out that I am 4 weeks pregnant and I cant help but be so upset about the circumstance. Neither of us have had any outbreaks or symptoms since that one initial outbreak.. but I have one baby and I loved the natural vaginal birth so much and I want that again. I just want my baby to be safe. I'm also stressed about the "in utero" transmission risk. 

I cant help but feel like my body is not a safe place for my growing baby.. I should feel amazed and proud of my body, but I dont feel that way. :(

What doctors say? If you had hsv before pregnancy then antibodies will be built up to protect baby..what I was reading

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On 10/24/2019 at 9:15 PM, Happybee said:

What doctors say? If you had hsv before pregnancy then antibodies will be built up to protect baby..what I was reading

Ob/gyns in my state schedule your first prenatal visit at 9 weeks. So I havent seen one yet. I wont have one for another 4 weeks. But I will say that the members of babycenter have been a big help. I guess it's pretty common and theres a group on their site too specifically for pregnant women to support eachother. 

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