Yes cold sores are herpes simplex type one (usually) and genital herpes are herpes simplex type 2 (usually). You can get either type in either place, (think oral sex). You pick up the infection from kissing, or a drinking glass, share a lipstick, etc then the virus remains with you forever, dormant, and can reactivate with stress, illness, anything that gets your immune system down. Much in the same way chicken pox lys dormant and you get shingles later on. So yes you can pass it to your baby, and you can get treatments to help.
I just wanted to add, not to worry about the word "herpes". Most people hear herpes and think of gential herpes, but there are many types of herpes viruess. Even chicken pox is a kind of herpes virus. here is link
yep. I have it too, 90% of people do. No worries. Also, just an fyi chicken pox is also a type of herpes. Herpes zoster is shingles. I have had those too.
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