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A 48-year-old member asked:

My wife is hbv infected. can a hepatitis b virus infected woman give birth to healthy child?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes: Those who acquired the germ before pregnancy can still pass it on to their newborn.However, infant vaccination at birth with simultaneous administration of Hepatitis B Immune Globulin can often prevent transfer of the germ during the birth process. Consult with your OB and the pediatrician involved so the material will be available at delivery.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

Can a hepatitis b virus affected woman give birth to a child who will not have it?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes: Those who acquired the germ before pregnancy can still pass it on to their newborn.However, infant vaccination at birth with simultaneous administration of Hepatitis B Immune Globulin can often prevent transfer of the germ during the birth process. Consult with your OB and the pediatrician involved so the material will be available at delivery.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jun 25, 2014
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