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Can you pass hepatitis B to your baby if you're pregnant?

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You might pass the virus to your baby at birth. It’s less likely to happen during your pregnancy.

If your baby gets the virus and isn’t treated, he could have long-term liver problems. All newborns with infected mothers should get hepatitis B immune globulin and the vaccine for hepatitis at birth and during their first year of life.

From: Hepatitis B WebMD Medical Reference

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CDC.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 26, 2019

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CDC.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 26, 2019

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