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June 25th, 2012, 08:13 PM
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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.
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June 26th, 2012, 07:37 AM
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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!!
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June 26th, 2012, 11:36 AM
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I agree with what AmyLM said...

It is absolutely no ones business why you are having a c-section! There are many reasons why that procedure is necessary.

I can't imagine all of this being thrown at you at once You and your baby will be great!
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July 4th, 2012, 12:40 PM
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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)
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