If so, when you contracted it could make all the difference when it comes to your baby's health. Here's what else you must know.
Most women think that having herpes during pregnancy is a fairly straightforward matter: If you have any sores when you go into labor, you'll simply deliver by Cesarean section to avoid infecting your baby. Yet the issue is much more complicated than is often perceived.
For example, herpes is far more prevalent than is generally recognized, and many people don't know they're infected or that they can contract the virus from a partner who has no symptoms. What's more, few people realize that contracting herpes during pregnancy can be very dangerous to the baby. Here's what every pregnant woman needs to know about this very common virus.
Your chances of having herpes may be greater than you think According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 16.2 percent of U.S. adults-1 in 6-have genital herpes caused by herpes simplex virus 2, orRead More »from Got Herpes?