Hi there ladys, This question is for all the mothers hsv 2. Let me give you some back round on me. I am now 7 1/2 months pregnant. I found out i was psotive at about 5months pregnant. I am on suppressive therapy but I havent really been taking it devotedly till about a week ago because of funds I wanted to make sure I had enough valtex for my last 6 weeks of pregnancy. Eitherway, I was diagnosed by my MID-WIFE not my DOCTOR. My Dr, who refused to do a blood test on me would have delivered my baby with out checking me thoroughly. SInce my diagnoses I have been really close to my mid -wife ( who will not be delivering my baby ). She really comforts me and takes time to talk to me. I confrated her and said why did you give me a blood test and MY dr wouldnt, what If I hadnt found out becuase he refused to test me ?? I cant belive he would risk my baby like that. So from there on you could Imagine how much I hated my DOCTOR. So here is the Juicy stuff. I had my second visit with my DOCTOR who will be delivering my baby yesterday. I was so anxious to discuss my birth plan with him and get some re assurance that every thing was fine. so here is a script of how my appointment went: He walks in the room and the first thing he says is " YOU'VE GOT TO STOP GAINING WEIGHT". I paused and felt alittle ofended but i let it slide. ( mind you I hate him now, and he is no by no means a humorus guy so he wasnt joking) I than ask him if I could discuss myu birth plan with him since I was diagnosed with HSV 2 (ME LETTING HIM KNOW THAT HE WAS WRONG BY NOT TESTING ME ). Without even so much as looking up at me, he continues to write something in my chart and reply's "sure go ahead discuss" Son me nervous that he isnt going to answer any of my questions, I proceed..I say " Dr. I've read on the in ternet that scalp monitors are not safe for hsv moms. I have heard it can cause puncture wounds in the babys head allowing the virus to enter I think we should use it, or any other tools like vacumms" This a**hole replys, " I can't believe you want to risk your babys life. This toold are intended to help you not hurt you. I wouldnt put something on the baby to hurt Him. He goes on about how Im inconviencing his staff and Im wrong to even suggest such a thing. AND THAT I OFFENDED HIM. by now this jerk is YELLING, and Im fighting back my tears because im scared to death. He refuses to schedule a c-section, he says no it isnt nessacery. so Im even more scared. I reply back to this Dr ( Im fighting tears and bighting my toungue ) Dr. This was something i read, and it scared me I just wanted to talk about it. he reply's : NO, YOU DIDNT!! YOU DIDNT READ THAT ANY WHERE. I say "yes, ont he internet" he says no one on the internet says that either ( like Im f*cking lieng about it). He says wha you read a stupid bloggers idea of a safe delivery and now your scared ????? I cut the whole thing short and ask for him to talk to my insurance about my valtrex since they arent goingto cover it any more and say I got to go. he agrees and lets me out. Now, here is my questions: 1. Should I blast this son of a b*tch for making me even more paranoid since im the first hsv mom he is dealing with and take matters into my own hands ? 2.should i persist on no scalp monitors ? 3.Are they any real studies done on these monitors that i can print out and show this son of a gun that he's wrong ? 4. what should I do , I hate his guts !!!!!