Living with Herpes: Navigating Parenthood and Love
Understanding Herpes: Insights from an OBGYN
Living with herpes can be challenging and overwhelming, but it's important to remember that you're not alone. In a recent interview, we had the opportunity to speak with Dr. John Martin, an experienced OBGYN, who shared valuable insights about herpes, its impact on pregnancy, and how individuals can navigate this diagnosis. Join us as we delve into the conversation and gain a better understanding of herpes from a medical professional's perspective.
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Outbreaks While You’re Pregnant: What to Do
First of all, congratulations!!!!! This is such an exciting time of your life and to think that you are going to have a baby! I honestly miss being pregnant and just enjoying all the anticipation and joy that was to come.
OK, so back to you and your outbreaks.
Obviously we don’t want to get outbreaks and we want to take care of our bodies the best we can to prevent outbreaks and also protect our baby.
Let me tell you a bit abut my pregnancy. I went through IVF to have Clinton and I never…
What It’s like Being a Mom Living with Herpes
I didn’t know if I wanted to have kids but one of the first questions I asked my doctor when I was diagnosed with herpes was, “can I still have a baby”?
Becoming a parent is such a gift and whether or not we know we want to become parents, to have the option or choice taken from you feels gut wrenching. That was exactly how I felt while I was waiting for my doctor to answer.
Herpes Viruses & How It Affects Children
Will herpes impact your child's health?
There’s been a lot of parents or people who want to become parents recently asked about their kids. When were diagnosed with herpes were worried that we could potentially pass this to someone we love and of course accidentally to our kids.
I want to cover the facts and how you can prevent transmission to your kids.
Over the years I’ve had people reach out to me with questions and of course stories when it comes to herpes and their kids. I’ve had pare…
Will Herpes Impact Your Fertility?
Wanting to know if you can get pregnant if you have herpes?
I get questions all the time about pregnancy and herpes. In fact, this was one of the first questions I asked when I was first diagnosed back in 2011.
There are so many myths out there that demonize herpes and make us feel like we no longer have the same rights a people who don’t have herpes. It’s 100% BS and yes, you can have a baby.
I talk about herpes and pregnancy in other episodes and I’ll have them linked so you can hop over …