Protect Your Baby for Life: When a Pregnant Woman Has Hepatitis B

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Abstract:

This two-page handout educates pregnant women about the importance of testing for Hepatitis B, a contagious liver disease that can be easily passed from a mother to her baby at birth. The document also informs expecting mothers who have the disease about a vaccine to prevent their babies from getting it. It explains how Hepatitis B is spread, and clarifies that it can be passed from mother to child during a vaginal delivery or c-section. It discusses use of the medicine HBIG, which is only given to babies of mothers with the disease. The document explains the importance of Hepatitis B testing for the whole family, offers advice on other ways to protect family members, and clarifies that the disease is not spread by breastfeeding, cooking, or hugging and kissing.

Author(s):
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Medical Review:
Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
Translation Review:
Company review
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Keywords:
Breast feeding, Hepatitis B, Infant, Mothers, Pregnancy, Vaccination, Women's health
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
10/1/2010
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