Human Papilloma Virus?

by Rachel on October 26, 2010

Im 19 years old my boyfriend and I was recently diagnosed with Human Papilloma Virus. I want a baby so bad but I’m afraid the the baby will get hpv while I’m carrying it. What should i do????

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Blahhx16 October 26, 2010 at 8:47 pm

Just go to the doctor that diagnosed you. I’ve heard about some babies not getting it from their moms.

mevadus October 26, 2010 at 9:22 pm

You won’t pass HPV while the baby is in the womb. It is possible your baby will contract HPV during the birth process, but your OB will be able to determine what the chances are. If they feel the chances are high, they will usually give you a C-Section. Why don’t you wait a few years before having a child? You should go to college and get a job so you can support him/her.

!!!!!!!!kylie!!!!!!!!! October 26, 2010 at 9:41 pm

adopt or have someone carry the baby for you

Bragg Wmn October 26, 2010 at 9:45 pm

HPV is unlikely to affect your pregnancy or your baby’s health. If you have genital warts, they may grow faster during pregnancy, possibly from the extra vaginal discharge that provides the virus with a moist growing environment, hormonal changes, or changes in your immune system. In most cases the warts won’t pose any problems for you or your baby.

It’s possible for you to pass the virus to your baby, but this doesn’t happen very often. Even if your child does contract HPV, he’s likely to overcome it on his own without any symptoms or problems.

In the unlikely event that your child gets the type of HPV that causes genital warts, he may develop warts on his vocal cords and other areas sometime in infancy or childhood. This condition, called recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, is very serious, but fortunately it’s also rare.

You all can have a baby, just be careful from now on and make sure you get the treatment available for breakouts

gangadharan_nair October 26, 2010 at 9:53 pm

Human papilloma virus can cause cervical cancer. Visit the hospital and conduct pap smear test at least in every six months. Also take HPV vaccine injections (Gardasil).
Please see the web pages for more details on Genital warts, HPV and Gardasil.

Karla October 26, 2010 at 9:56 pm

the baby wont carry it, dont worrry unless you have genital warts while giving birth you can trrasmit the warts to the baby.

Alli October 26, 2010 at 10:19 pm

HPV is a DIRECT skin to skin contact virus. The baby can NOT get the virus while it is in the womb.

When a baby contracts the virus from the mother it’s because of the DIRECT skin to skin contact the baby has with the mothers genital warts (if she has them) as it is coming through the birth canal. It is EXTREMELY rare for a baby to be born with HPV and if you are REALLY concerned you can always have a C-section which will completely eliminate the chance of the baby contracting the virus.

I have had HPV for 6+ years. I contracted the virus when I was 17 years old and have had cervical cancer and genital warts from my HPV. I plan on having a child someday with my fiance and I’m not going to let HPV stop me. It’s estimated about 75 – 80% of the WORLD has HPV. It is VERY common.

Good luck and take care!

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