The Possibility Of A Normal Delivery When A Pregnant Woman Is HBsAg Positive?
In the afternoon, I’m 21 weeks pregnant if HBS is positive, can I still give birth normally? Thank you
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Labor in pregnant women with a positive HBsAg history with high HBV titers is better by caesarean section for labor longer than 14 hours.
According to research methods of caesarean section labor can reduce viral transmission vertically from mother to baby during labor. It was said that the method of delivery by caesarean section resulted in HBV infection to the baby being lower compared to normal delivery. But in the opinion of some experts there is not enough data to recommend all pregnant women with a history of hepatitis B infection should undergo certain methods of delivery. You should consult again with an obstetrician to consider the advantages and disadvantages of your current condition.
But the most important thing in your condition is that the baby should get vaccines and immunoglobulins as a prophylactic action within the first 12 hours after birth to prevent the occurrence of chronic hepatitis B infection in children in the future.
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