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= an automatic c/section???? Hospital says it is thier policy.<br><br>
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Initial outbreak occured 4 years ago<br>
No outbreaks since then<br>
Current outbreak at 30-31 weeks<br>
Never had an outbreak during pregnancy til now<br>
Havent been on antibiotics for suppression before and not currently on them<br>
Pregnancy is high risk already due to other issues<br><br><br>
Thoughts????<br>
Havent talked to the OB yet....will during appointment tomorow.
 

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From a friend who's a doula...usually a chronic condition such as herpes will clear up before you give birth. I hope it clears up soon so you don't have to sweat it closer to your due date estimate!
 

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Outbreak <i>at</i> delivery concerns me. I recommend that all moms with herpes start a course of acyclovir at 36 weeks. I've never heard anyone put a time frame on it other than active lesion at time of delivery.
 

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Im delivering at 36.....more than likely, since then that is when my cerclage will come out, and if I go like last time, I will dilate immediatly. Will starting something now help? Like I said, I am 30-31 weeks....so unless I go early again, I have 4-5 weeks til delivery.
 

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Head nurse told me it is just hospital policy....that they will get my prenatel records before birth and if they see it documented in there, then I will be told I need a section. I see my OB in the morning, so I will just talk to him. He told me before, that I wouldnt need a section unless I was having a severe outbreak at the times of delivery.<br><br>
Head nurse also tried to use the fact that I have a cerclage, and that they wont risk giving me an exam to check for herpes on the cervix, thus they cant guarantee im herpe free at delivery time.<br><br>
Im not even 100% sure it is an outbreak. My "initial outbreak" was during a time where I had AF for 7 weeks and since I am allergic to pads, I was blistered anyways (happens if I wear pads for more than a week)....NP said just by looking at it, it was herpes, swab was negative though, but blood test showed I had had it before...so I dont know.
 

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Also adjust your diet in addition to the acyclovir.<br><br>
Less Arginine and more Lysine I believe?<br><br>
If you google diet suggestions, you should find a fair bit.<br>
I think Aviva Jill Romm's book has a good blurb on it as well?<br><br>
I had an initial outbreak 4 years ago as well and a much more minor one 3 years ago with nothing since. You would not believe the fuss everyone made when I mentioned it last pregnancy! So this time around I told everyone to back off, I know the information, I do NOT have an outbreak and I would go on Acyclovir IF I had an outbreak or felt that I would. My 2nd outbreak I was sick all the way around, even my earring piercings were infected.<br><br>
Now I know better than to say anything <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
But at your stage in the game, it should clear up well before delivery. But it wouldn't hurt to do the Acyclovir and diet adjustments just in case!<br>
Good luck!
 
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