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Can people with HSV 2 have children? If so how?

  • I was told that people with HSV-2 can't have children and even if they do their child is born with serve birth defects, mental retardation or learning disabilites. And that valtrax causes those problems as well as the virus. So what is the actual truth??? AND DON'T LIE TO ME.

    Asked by Anonymous in Herpes May 20, 2019
  • Posted on Jun 21, 2019

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  • Posted on Aug 02, 2019


    Thereally are 2 ways HSV could be dangerous to a growing fetus. 1. If you have your first outbreak while pregnant this can cause complications and can be fatal. 2. When you give birth, an active outbreak can be passed onto the newborn and can cause some health issues, however, if you all ready had HSV before you became pregnant and then had an outbreak while pregnant, you would pass on antibodies to the baby and no harm would come to the baby.

  • Posted on Jul 13, 2019


    Healthy girl delivered by c-section (tube was kinda tangled so that was the best option). Tested with very high IQ in Jr. High. Went off to a 4-yr college at the age of 14.

    Don't know anything about Valtrex. Never taken it.

  • Posted on Jul 05, 2019


    so UNTRUE, I had my son 23 years ago and he is FINE, except for being a man, LOL, my friends daughter who is HSV2 just had her second child and she;s only 28, so let the babymaking begin

  • Posted on Jun 20, 2019


    yes people with this can have children my child was delivered by C-section due me having seizures though and I haven't ever had a outbreak since contracting mine thank god.

  • Posted on Jun 16, 2019


    I deliver naturally and my kids are healthu no HSV

  • Posted on Jun 14, 2019


    That is not true at all. I gave birth vaginally and had an outbreak at 3 months pregnant. The doctor had me take my meds daily until I gave birth and everything was fine. I have a friend who has HSV2 and delivered all 4 of her babies vaginally.

  • Posted on Jun 05, 2019


    That is completely untrue. the only precautions about birthing a child is you are HSV2 positive is that you have to make sure you are not having an outbreak or in the "shedding period" while you're in labor/giving birth. Many doctors will recommend that you do not have a vaginal birth and opt for a cesarean for precautionary measures. I have a close friend that is HSV2+ and birthed both of her children naturally/vaginally with no complications whatsoever.

  • Posted on May 22, 2019


    There is no truth to that whatsoever. The only risk is that the child could contract hsv if delivered naturally during an active outbreak.

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