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Hepatitis C and pregnancy
Jan 1, 2005

My boyfriend has Hepatitis C and we have been intimate for 3 weeks. I had blood tests done just this week for Hep C and all tests were negative. Now there is the posibility that I may be pregnant, what are the chances of the baby having/getting it? Is there something we can do NOW to prevent the baby from contracting it? Thanx, Please reply ASAP. Cindy Forsyth

Response from Dr. McGovern

If you do not have hepatitis C, there is no risk to your baby.

Transmission from infected mothers is also uncommon occurring less than 5 percent of the time.

Dr. McGovern

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