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If both parents have hep c, what are the chances of their baby contracting the virus?
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Possible
Hcv is not commonly transmitted from mother to child.
There is data suggesting infection of the fetus in the uterus but this too is not common. There has however been decreased infant infection with c-section. Although hcv antibodies can be found in breast milk, neither the cdc or american academy of pediatrics recommends against breast feeding. Perinatal infection is uncommon (1-8%).

In brief: Possible
Hcv is not commonly transmitted from mother to child.
There is data suggesting infection of the fetus in the uterus but this too is not common. There has however been decreased infant infection with c-section. Although hcv antibodies can be found in breast milk, neither the cdc or american academy of pediatrics recommends against breast feeding. Perinatal infection is uncommon (1-8%).
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