I take steroid prednisolone for ivf/pregnancy due to auto immune issue but I have herpes 2 will this affect baby?
I need to take the steroid prednisolone for ivf and pregnancy due to auto immune issue and being unable to implant but I have herpes 2 will this affect baby or will baby still be covered by my herpes antibodies even while taking steroids and will taking prednisolone cause problems for me
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Taking an oral corticosteroid like prednisone or prednisolone long-term during pregnancy has been associated with an increased chance for delivering a baby that is premature (born before 37 weeks of pregnancy) and/or has a lower birth weight than expected.
That possibility that your baby will get infected by herpes is low if you are infected in the early pregnancy..
prednisolone taken for long periods of time causes immunosuppression and can blow up the herpes infection. This depends on your basic body immunity though. You need to get hormonal tests done. You should consult your doctor and see if prednisolone can be replaced by some other drug.
I dont think this will affect the baby. But a close watch and repeated scans have to be done at regular intervals to assess the well being and sufficient growth of the baby.
PROBABILITY OF BABY GETTING INFECTED WITH HERPES IS HIGH IN EARLY MONTHS OF PREGNANCY.