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How does a pregnant woman pass hepatitis b virus to her baby?

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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics

In brief: Delivery process

Newborn infants often get exposed to maternal body fluids especially to her blood during the birthing process.
Therefore, all the newborns born to hepatitis b positive mothers receive Hepatitis B Immune Globulin in addition to Hepatitis B Vaccine within 12 hours from birth.

In brief: Delivery process

Newborn infants often get exposed to maternal body fluids especially to her blood during the birthing process.
Therefore, all the newborns born to hepatitis b positive mothers receive Hepatitis B Immune Globulin in addition to Hepatitis B Vaccine within 12 hours from birth.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: During childbirth

This generally occurs during childbirth and is preventable in most cases by giving Hepatitis B Immune Globulin to the infant at birth and sometimes suppressing viral load during pregnancy with antiviral medications.

In brief: During childbirth

This generally occurs during childbirth and is preventable in most cases by giving Hepatitis B Immune Globulin to the infant at birth and sometimes suppressing viral load during pregnancy with antiviral medications.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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