in which one of the partners has genital (or oral) herpes, who are
planning to have children, and in which the future mother does not
have genital herpes must be especially careful not to place the future
mother in a situation in which she might develop a first infection
with genital herpes while pregnant.
if the future father has genital herpes but the pregnant mother does
not, it would be very wise to consult with the obstetrician prior
to engaging in sexual relations during the pregnancy.
condoms might not give satisfactory protection..
also well documented that a pregnant woman having sexual contact with
a new intimate partner during her pregnancy puts herself at a much
higher risk of contracting primary genital herpes, and thus seriously
endangering the child.