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How to get Pregnant with HPV

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Human Papillomavirus or HPV infection is fast becoming one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the world today. This type of infection infects the genitals, mouth and throat of humans and this infection can have fatal consequences.

If you have HPV and are contemplating pregnancy, then this article for you. It is important to note, however that in most cases, the human papillomavirus does not affect the developing baby. However, there are potential risks to you and your baby and this may even affect your fertility.

Talk to your doctor

If you have a history of HPV, or a history of genital warts, changes in your cervix or other problems, you need to tell this to your doctor. Your doctor has to monitor you closely because more rapid cell changes in your cervix can occur during pregnancy.

You need to watch out for your genital lesions because they may grow larger during pregnancy and may bother you. They may even bleed. This is because of the hormonal changes. Treatment is usually postponed for HPV because this increases the risk of premature labor.

If the warts become so large that they cause an obstruction in your vagina, they will need to be removed before you give birth.

Your doctor will offer you some options on whether your genital warts can be removed surgically, with chemical treatment, or with painless electric current.

In this case, you will need to have frequent follow-ups with your doctor to report any changes or any infection which may result from the lesion.

HPV and your baby

Normally, the risk that your baby will be infected with HPV is very low. However, there are some rare cases wherein a baby develops warts in the throat upon delivery. It is best that you talk this out with your pediatrician, because this may lead to a serious condition known as respiratory papillomatosis. This requires frequent laser surgery to prevent the warts from blocking the baby's breathing passages.

Strengthen your immune system

Bleeding warts can be a source of infection. You have to avoid infection as much as possible. This can be done by eating a balanced diet rich in anti-oxidants such as fruits and vegetables. Your diet can encourage healing faster.

You may also need to have to take vitamin and mineral supplementation and foods rich in protein to build and repair body tissues, which have resulted from HPV infection. You also need to take adequate rest and sleep. Drink lots of water daily to prevent electrolyte imbalance and help strengthen the body against infection.