We pride ourselves on having the friendliest
and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment
for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers.
If you have any problems registering please drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!
At my 38-week visit my doctor noticed I had a small sore on my vagina. She swabbed it and also gave me a blood test. She gave me some acyclovir to take while we waited the test results. My sore was gone when the test results came back two days later. T lab results came back, it said that I had HSV-1, just on my genitals. The blood test showed that I had gotten it recently because I didn't have many antibodies.
Now she says I need a c-section because the baby hasn't had enough time to build up antibodies. But I don't have any sores now, and I only had the one sore for two days. I really, really don't want a c-section. I had planned to do things as naturally as possible. I'm really sad about it... and I don't know how to talk to people that are asking questions about why I'm having a c-section. I feel embarrassed and disappointed.
Do I really have to have a c-section? I still want to do things naturally. But is that selfish? Now I just feel guilty. Has anyone else been through this?
Today is Monday. My c-section is scheduled for Friday. My due date is next Monday.
I haven't been through it but I worked in labor and delivery for about 12 years. Unfortunatley, yes, you need a c/s. You can be contagious and not be aware of it and I doubt you would want to risk passing that along to your baby. It's none of anyone's business as to why you're having a c/s. Tell them baby is breech. That's an acceptable reason for a c/s. There's no reason for you to share that you have HSV. ((hugs)) I'm so sorry you're going through this!! You'll be holding your new baby soon and everything will be fine!!
The upside of it being HSV 1 instead of HSV 2 is that you likely won't have as many outbreaks. Type 1 "likes" to live on your mouth and type 2 on the genitals. When you get them in opposite areas you typically don't have as many outbreaks.
Don't worry about telling anyone why you need a c/s it's not their business. And do t be ashamed either. SO many people have HSV. (both types)