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can i have a vaginal birth if i have hepatitis c?

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Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Yes: Not only is a vaginal birth a good idea for hepatitis C patients, but it is superior to c-section. After managing your pregnancy with your ob-gyn, and liver specialist, the time comes for delivery. As you might expect, avoiding scalpels and needles during c-section would avoid transmitting hepatitis C to others. Transmission of c to the baby is very rare during the pregnancy.
Dr. Amy Herold
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Yes: Vaginal delivery is the preferred route of delivery for women with hepatitis c. Your doctor will try to avoid any interventions in labor that might break the baby's skin (some invasive monitors or sharply breaking the bag of water) unless absolutely necessary to minimize the risk of transmission to the baby.

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Is garlic washing a natural and effective option for group b strep treatment in labor for home birth?

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Doubtful: Group b strep infection in newborn, typically acquired from colonized birth canal, can be serious. Pregnant mother should receive penicillin. Don't fool around. Garlic used to be hung around the neck to ward off bad germs & spirit in the medieval era.

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