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Does having hepatitis affect a pregnancy?

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Hepatitis is a type of infection that can seriously damage your liver. And if you’re pregnant, you can pass it on to your newborn. You can have one of the three most common types of hepatitis viruses -- A, B, and C -- and not know it. Usually, it won’t hurt your developing baby or affect your pregnancy. If your doctor knows you have it or might have it, she can help you manage it during your pregnancy to lower the chances of any long-term liver disease for you and your baby.

From: Hepatitis and Pregnancy: What to Know WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: “Hepatitis A Questions and Answers for the Public,” “Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public,” “Protect Your Baby for Life: When a Pregnant Woman has Hepatitis B,” “Hepatitis C FAQs for the Public,”  “Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among Women Giving Birth -- Tennessee and United States, 2009-2014.”

Mayo Clinic: “Hepatitis A,” “Hepatitis C.”

Medscape: “Hepatitis in Pregnancy.”

UpToDate: “Patient education: Vaccination during pregnancy (Beyond the Basics).”

Canadian Family Physician: “Hepatitis A infection during pregnancy.”

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in Pregnancy,” “Routine Tests During Pregnancy.”

Hepatitis B Foundation: “Pregnancy and Hepatitis B.”

Paediatrics Child Health: “Hepatitis C in Pregnancy.”

Clinical Liver Disease : “Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 05, 2017

SOURCES:

CDC: “Hepatitis A Questions and Answers for the Public,” “Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public,” “Protect Your Baby for Life: When a Pregnant Woman has Hepatitis B,” “Hepatitis C FAQs for the Public,”  “Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among Women Giving Birth -- Tennessee and United States, 2009-2014.”

Mayo Clinic: “Hepatitis A,” “Hepatitis C.”

Medscape: “Hepatitis in Pregnancy.”

UpToDate: “Patient education: Vaccination during pregnancy (Beyond the Basics).”

Canadian Family Physician: “Hepatitis A infection during pregnancy.”

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in Pregnancy,” “Routine Tests During Pregnancy.”

Hepatitis B Foundation: “Pregnancy and Hepatitis B.”

Paediatrics Child Health: “Hepatitis C in Pregnancy.”

Clinical Liver Disease : “Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 05, 2017

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