HEPATITIS C AND PREGNANCY
Nov 27, 2000
COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME HOW HEPATITIS C AND BEING PREGNANT CAN DO ANY HARM TO THE BABY. A FRIEND OF MINE I BELIEVE HAS HEPATITIS C AND HER BABY DIED AT 6 MONTHS OF PREGNANCY, COULD THE HEPATITIS C HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THIS.
Response from Dr. Dieterich
There appears to be very little effect of hepatitis C on pregnancy. There also appears to be a very low transmission rate to the baby in the range of 5-7%. There has been a preliminary suggestion that elective C section can reduce that even further. DTD
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