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Hep C and unborn child

I am 4 months pregnant and just got tested for Hep C. If i do have the virus, what's the chance that my unborn baby will get it?
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2029713 tn?1373044704
If you have Hep C, your chance of passing it to your unborn child is around 5%. You can read more about it here: http://www.hepatitis.va.gov/patient/sex/mother-to-fetus-transmission.asp


Was this just a routine test, or have you been exposed to Hep C?
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1990530 tn?1333482443
As long as all your attending Dr.s are aware that you may have Hep C your chances are very low that you will pass it to your child. When my children were born back in the 80's I was not aware I had HepC, so no precautions were taken, both of my children contracted it, VERY unusual. My daughter has since had 2 children of her own, precautions were taken and both are hepC FREE!!
Good Luck to you on a your test coming back hepc free!
I think that when the Drs are aware you have nothing to really worry about.
As a side note, both of my children have lived their whole lives with Hepc and have not had any medical treatment related to that.
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190885 tn?1333029491
i have heard its 1 in twenty...5 percent...i had 7 kids and both my wife and i didn't even know we had hep c...none of our kids have it.....lucky i guess...good luck....billy
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1652596 tn?1342015226
i had 2 boys and i did not know i had hep c.  neither one was infected.  my husband never got it and we've been together for 32 years.  good luck to you.  belle
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