Women With Asymptomatic Genital Herpes Infections Endanger Their Unborn Babies

One of my biggest platforms has been the herpes testing of women prior to giving birth. Pregnancy doesn’t have to be scary or dangerous, if the mother is fully aware of her herpes status and if proper testing is done. If a woman is having an active outbreak, a C-Section […] Read more »

How dangerous is herpes when passed to a newborn by the mother?

Question: A baby was born with a sore on its scalp, was tested and discovered it was genital herpes. The mother was not aware she had herpes. Answer: Herpes can be life threatening to a new baby. The first few hours with herpes can be very dangerous. It can cause […] Read more »

Herpes Simplex & Pregnancy

As an expectant parent awaiting the birth of your new baby, you are probably taking a number of steps to ensure your baby’s health. One step many experts recommend is that you become informed about herpes simplex virus (HSV). This common virus is usually a mild infection in adults. But […] Read more »

Pregnancy & Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually transmitted diseases are infections that are spread by having intimate and sexual contact with someone who has an infectious STD. You can get a sexually transmitted disease from sexual activity that involves the mouth, anus, or vagina. Most STDs can be serious and require treatment, regardless of whether or […] Read more »