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hep c and pregnant
Sep 16, 2007

my 21 daughter has had the hep c treatment for 6 months. she is now almost 7 months pregnant after about 3 months of being off the treatment. her recent blood test shows really high levels almost 350,000 again. they now want her to go to a specialist for tests. they say this can put stress on the baby at these high levels. what do you think is going to happen and will the baby have hep c also. after we found out she had it, i was checked and have it also. i had blood transfusions in 1977 when i had my first child. i had the daughter in 1986, could i have passed it to her then. i have had a liver biopsy though and it shows no activity harming the liver yet. debbie

Response from Dr. McGovern

She will certainly need to see a specialist in hepatology or infectious dieases to address this issue of having HCV during pregnancy. This will need to be considered carefully.

Yes it is possible to transmit during pregnancy, but not common - about 5 percent of the time.



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