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Offline tordam

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any info on pregnancy
« on: January 11, 2009, 05:50:28 am »
hello plz i need to know if i can have a baby still because i have both hiv and herpes any info or personal feedback will be kindly appreciated

Offline Sheri

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Re: any info on pregnancy
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2009, 11:18:09 am »
Hi Tordam,

From what I know (but please consult your physician for verification), you should absolutely be able to have a baby.  Many, many poz moms have negative babies (in developed nations, it's far more likely for a woman to have a negative child than a poz one; I personally know of several), though receiving the proper treatment to try to ensure that they won't contract the virus is essential.  As for the herpes, treatment to prevent/reduce the effects of outbreaks is also important.  If you have a herpes outbreak during labor, there can be vision and other probems as the baby passes through the birth canal if s/he contracts it, so some docs will advise you to have a c-section.

It's also important to make sure you eat right, get sufficient rest, etc...whether positive or not.  Good luck to you!

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Re: any info on pregnancy
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2009, 12:14:06 pm »
Yes It is possible to have a healthy baby just as long as mom follows the doctors orders and complies with treatment. 
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Offline Snowangel

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Re: any info on pregnancy
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2009, 05:24:30 pm »
Hi Tordam-
I am positive and have herpes and have had 4 healthy kids.  My docs followed me closely and I adhered to my meds.  My oldest was born naturally, I would have taken the drugs but he came too fast.  I had a c-section for my 3some.
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