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Herpes Simplex Virus & Pregnancy

Herpes Simplex Virus & Pregnancy

Update: 2020-07-12
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There are over 100 herpesviruses, and of those 8 affect humans. The two that are most common are the herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2. HSV-1 and HSV-2 are common skin conditions. If you have HSV-1 or HSV-2, you should not be ashamed or embarrassed. The truth is that this virus affects a considerable portion of the population, and one in five women. Neonatal herpes is a serious condition that can have detrimental effects. The good news is that transmission rates during pregnancy and birth are low. Learn about how the herpes simplex virus can affect you and your baby during pregnancy, what medications are safe to use, and how to prevent transmission to your baby.

 

You can read the full article and resources that accompany this episode by clicking here.

 

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Herpes Simplex Virus & Pregnancy

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