Hepatitis B Sufferers Want To Get Pregnant, Is That Okay?
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Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis B is a disorder of the liver that is caused by infection with the hepatitis B virus. This virus is very easily transmitted. Hepatitis B is a disease that can be transmitted from mother to baby, especially during childbirth. However, a vaccine to prevent babies from contracting hepatitis B has been found. Babies born to mothers who have hepatitis B will get 2 injections, namely the hepatitis B and HBIG vaccines. These two injections prevent the baby from contracting hepatitis B. HBIG is an additional aid to fight the virus immediately after birth given to children born to mothers with hepatitis B. Both injections work best if given within 12 hours of delivery. Therefore, it is important for you to prepare for labor with your obstetrician so that the two injections can be prepared before you give birth.
After getting both injections immediately after birth, your baby will also need further hepatitis B vaccine shots at 2, 3 and 4 months of age. After all doses of hepatitis B vaccine have been received, your baby will undergo a test to make sure your child is protected and not infected with hepatitis B. Ask the pediatrician who cares for your baby when is the right time for this examination. Hepatitis B is not transmitted through breast milk. You can continue breastfeeding your baby exclusively for 6 months and continued for up to 2 years.
Because you are already positive for hepatitis B, your husband and other children should also be checked. It is not impossible that you will transmit it to your husband, or it may even turn out that you have hepatitis B because your husband has contracted it. As I mentioned earlier, hepatitis B is highly contagious. It is important for your husband and children to be checked so that they can be treated immediately if they are positive. Also pay attention to Mother's personal belongings. Your personal tools, such as nail clippers, shavers, toothbrushes, and various tools that may contain your blood must be separated from the personal tools of other family members.
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