Can herpes affect pregnancy?

Q: If I was to get pregnant and I have been taking the Herpes medication would that cause herpes pregnancyharm to my fetus?It’s a prescription that I can’t remember the name of.

A: Respectfully, you may ask your doctor directly. In many cases doctors don’t prescribe medication to a woman who’s pregnant or trying to become pregnant. Herpes could have side effects. If your are planning on getting pregnant let your doctor know.

If herpes outbreaks occur during pregnancy a cream might be prescribed. If outbreaks occur during the 6-9 period of a pregnancy, a C-section is often performed. Herpes could be fatal to an infant. According to The Center for Disease Control there is over a 99.9% chance that an infant is born without herpes. Once you have a baby I would suggest having family members kissing a child on the cheek. Many children catch oral herpes from family members kissing them on the mouth. I personally have a no kissing on the mouth rule for my two year old. I think everything will work out great for you.