A large fraction of pregnant women have at least one of the herpes simplex viruses. HSV can create an added stress on pregnancy. While HSV1 is generally referred to as a cold sore and HSV2 is generally considered “genital herps” both HSV1 and HSV2 can make their home in either location and can create trouble during labor and a woman’s child’s infancy.
Many midwives will recommend a specific diet low in arginine and high in lysine to avoid an outbreak. Many people feel that lotioning up with and even eating virgin coconut oil will help avoid an outbreak because of the caprylic acid and lauric acid in virgin coconut oil, which are known for their very powerful antiviral properties. We’ve discussed all of this before.
But what if your due date is nearing and you’ve found a cold sore on your mouth or sore on your labia? Is there anything natural you can use to speed up healing to avoid the chance of having a lingering outbreak for the big day?
Of course, the FDA says that only drugs can treat herpes and is very opposed to writers giving false hope about both kind of herpes through natural remedies. So, it’s important to note that the information in this post has not been approved by FDA… Though just to be safe, I’m not going to mutter even one remarkable claim.
Here’s what I can tell you though…
If I personally had either kind of herpes in either location and I were pregnant and I were about to deliver any day now, I would RUSH to the natural food store and buy some Raw Manuka Honey and dab some with a q-tip on each and every sore while I waited to hear back from my midwife.
If you’re worried about this, maybe you could talk to your midwife about it and she could share with you some remarkable claims about this topic from her own clients… Because Manuka honey is kind of a big deal.