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Conceiving while both parent have Hep C
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MEWED posted:
Hi everyone can some one please give me some insight on conceiving while both parents have hep c.. What are the risks.
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Amelia_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi MEWED,

According to WebMD Protecting Others From Hepatitis C , "It is possible for a pregnant mother to spread the virus to her baby, but the risk is low. The CDC believes the transmission rate from mother to child is about 5%. The virus is spread at birth, and there's no way to reduce the risk."

Breastfeeding should also be done with great caution. An infant would be at risk if the nipples crack and bleed, spreading the virus.

Please read the article above for more information. You might also consider posting in the WebMD Hepatitis Community for more insight from other members and experts relating to your situation. I wish you and your family the best! Take care and Happy Holidays!
Best Wishes! Amelia


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