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My fiancee is pregnant, and she's a hepatitis b "carrier", is it going to affect our baby? Is she going to have hepatitis too?
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Dr. Edward Evans
Pediatrics - Neonatology
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In brief: Hep B carrier
A hepatitis b carrier has a chronic infection with the hepatitis virus, without proper preventative measures a baby born to a hep b positive mom is at risk for infection.
Hepatitis immunoglobulin and vaccine should be given soon after birth.

In brief: Hep B carrier
A hepatitis b carrier has a chronic infection with the hepatitis virus, without proper preventative measures a baby born to a hep b positive mom is at risk for infection.
Hepatitis immunoglobulin and vaccine should be given soon after birth.
Dr. Edward Evans
Dr. Edward Evans
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Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Prevent transmission
If mom has hepatitis b, make sue the OB and pedi know.
Transmission can be prevented by not using a scalp clip to monitor baby's heart in labor. More importantly, baby needs 2 shots at birth: ivig and first hep b vaccine. Breastfeeding is okay if baby gets these.

In brief: Prevent transmission
If mom has hepatitis b, make sue the OB and pedi know.
Transmission can be prevented by not using a scalp clip to monitor baby's heart in labor. More importantly, baby needs 2 shots at birth: ivig and first hep b vaccine. Breastfeeding is okay if baby gets these.
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
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