Getting over the hump of letting your caregivers know that you have the herpes virus can make you feel so much better. Being pregnant and giving birth with genital herpes can bring up many emotions and feelings. But those who do get the virus suffer severe consequences: neonatal herpes can damage the central nervous system, cause mental retardation, and even cause death. Your baby is most at risk if you contract genital herpes while you’re pregnant — because you’re newly infected, you don’t have any antibodies to the virus, so you can’t pass them on to your baby for protection, explains Lisa Hollier, MD, MPH, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Texas in Houston. Hello I am new forum. I have been diagnosed with HSV2 since January 2015. It has been pretty hard for me. I had constant outbreaks for the first year.
I just recently found out that I have Genital Herpes after some rash appeared in my genital area.My concern is the effect this will have on our sex. Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) impacts 40 percent of women across the U.S. Pregnant women with herpes can transmit the virus to the skin, eyes, brain or central nervous system of their newborn. The Morning After Pill – Get Your Questions Answered! Talk to women like you about Genital Herpes.