Re: Valtrex and pregnancy
1 out of 4 women have a viral disease that causes them to take Valtrex, and I am assuming that once pregnant, those women were prescribed Valtrex also. Doctor's tend to wait until the third trimester to prescribe it though. I believe that your doctor has you on it for 'just-in-case' purposes. I have heard that if your baby's head drops before they perform your c-section, then the baby is at risk for being exposed. It is better to be safe then sorry. Did your doctor want you to have the c-section just because of your viral infection? I heard that most women with the viral infection can have regular deliveries, as long as they aren't having an outbreak during labor. Either way, I don't think Valtrex will cause a problem in your baby, considering they prescribe it to pg women every day.