Yve - posted on 12/27/2015 ( 10 moms have responded )
I was diagnosed with herpes in 2007. And now I am pregnant with my first baby. I'm only 22 weeks but I am debating whether or not I want to give birth vaginally or by c section. I want to give birth vaginally but I'm nervous. I know that I will be given mess ahead of time to prevent outbreaks but what if I am in that 1-3% of women that have outbreaks. Another thing is that what will happen in the delivery room? Will it be shouted from the roof top by nurses who come in and check for any outbreaks? My fiancée is still very uncomfortable with the idea of me having herpes and for it to be said out loud will make him angry. My fear is that he will walk out and not be there for the birth of our daughter. And I will deliver my child alone. Do you think there is a way for the nurses to be discreet about checking for an outbreak? Like not saying anything at all and just checking for what they need to check on? I'm sure my mother and his mother will be in the room and neither of them know about my herpes.
I just want my baby to be safe and not to broadcast my business to "the world"