Valtrex in third trimester

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All I read is that the real danger for pregnancy is if you contract the virus in the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>third</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trimester</span> and your body doesn't have time to produce antibodies to pass on to the baby in vitro. Is it common for women to stay on valtrex the whole pregnancy as opposed to just starting at 36 weeks?
The only danger with pregnancy (if you were wondering) is if you were to be infected druing your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>third</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trimester</span>, or if you had an outbreak at delivery, and you would have a c-section done if that were the case.
I think they are just being cautious with it because it is one of those meds that doesn't have enough research done on preg women yet. I know that it is okay to take in the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>third</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trimester</span> because my doctor told me that it builds up the antivirals in me and the baby so that it lessens the chance of passing it to it during vaginal delivery. I guess I will just wait it out. FYI: 1 out of 5 women have herpes and half don't even know it.
The dangers with herpes would be if you were infected during your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>third</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trimester</span>, or if you have an outbreak at the time of delivery. Many docs are now putting their pregnant women on suppression for the last 6 weeks or so of pregnancy to help prevent that. If you do have an ob, you would have a c-section. And yes, valtrex is fine for hsv1.
I've read reviews in the Lancet and read up on the Valtrex Transmission study in attempt to grasp how great my hazard is. I'm young and it's female to male, ergo, I'm more susceptible...but he's had it for more than 2 years and I am immune to HSV-1, thus, lowering risk, blah blah blah. Basically, what I'm looking for is some professional reassurance. If we do all the right things and the relationship lasts...I'm golden (except for possible concerns with neonatal transmission and pregnancy...
If your partner is female, the only risk to a baby would be if she contracted herpes during the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>third</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trimester</span> (last 3 months of pregnancy), or if she had an outbreak at the time of delivery. Assuming your partner is female, she already has it, and she can have a c-section if she has an outbreak at delivery. Her doctor might also put her on meds during the last 6 weeks of pregnancy to prevent this.
herpes acquired in the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>third</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trimester</span> is very dangerous, herpes going into the pregnancy far far less so. This will be a manageable situation for the two of you, couples do it all the time, and you will safely have a child as you wish. Please feel free to ask any further questions.
However, if avoiding sex in the last <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trimester</span> isn't practical (depending on your and your husband's needs and desires), then perhaps your obstetrician might recommend suppressive therapy for your husband during those 3 months and perhaps for you during the last 4 weeks of pregnancy. I really do not think it is necessary, but acyclovir is perfectly safe and without side effects, so there would be no harm. I hope this helps. Best wishes for an uncomplicated pregnancy and a healthy baby!
However, if you really do have herpes, and you have sex now and she gets herpes in the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>third</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trimester</span>, that's when things could get serious. You could certainly test now, before you go back to your country, and see what your status is at this point. Then, in 4 months, you could test again. If your test is positive for HSV 2 now, then I would notify her OB of this, and I would hope she would get tested also. If you are negative now, that's great, but not final.
From what I read and understand there is ALWAYS a chance you can pass it to your baby during a vaginal delivery BUT the chances are less likely if you contracted the virus before you got pregnant, you have informed your doctor/midwife of your condition and you take suppressive therapy in the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>third</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trimester</span>. The doctors will give you an exam while in the delivery room and if there are any signs of lesions they will perform a C-section.
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My itchiness has been getting progessively worse for the past few years. I'd say almost 3 yrs now. It's to the point where I can't even engage in intercourse with my partner, go shopping or even go out in the sun. I keep hearing and reading how Urticaria, usually has signs on the skin surface but I don't, except for the really bad itchy feeling.
Only relief is ice. It started 10 years ago (was living in mountains of Colorado--sunny, but little humidity) in the summer. It comes back every year around July/August and lasts thru December, disappearing just as suddenly as it returned. Does your itch do this as well? I am awake every single night with this, although it also occurs in the daytime now. It started on my left upper arm, but seems to expand each year.
When I was pregnant 2 years ago with my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>third</span> child (a Girl). I had terrible vagina problems. In my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>third</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>trimester</span> I developed an allergic reaction to my luandry detergent and had to wash my underware in baby shampoo. Well after she was born the itching stopped and I nursed her for 22 months. Well about a month after I stopped (last November) I started with a monthly itching problem. I figured out that I get it about every 7-10 days before my cycle.
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