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Can a woman give her baby hepatitis b through both regular and c-section birth?
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Dr. Jay Park
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In brief: Yes
Cesarian section does not prevent vertical transmission of hepatitis b.
All the infants born to hepatitis b positive mothers receive Hepatitis B Immune Globulin in addition to Hepatitis B Vaccine within 12 hours from birth. Two subsequent doses of hep-b vaccine are given to them at 2 and 6 months of age just as to other infants.

In brief: Yes
Cesarian section does not prevent vertical transmission of hepatitis b.
All the infants born to hepatitis b positive mothers receive Hepatitis B Immune Globulin in addition to Hepatitis B Vaccine within 12 hours from birth. Two subsequent doses of hep-b vaccine are given to them at 2 and 6 months of age just as to other infants.
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