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Author Topic: Pregnant with Hepatitis C  (Read 15595 times)

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Offline iana5252

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Pregnant with Hepatitis C
« on: January 10, 2014, 09:43:19 am »
Angela asked Hep Blogger Connie Welch...

"I've been worried because I'm pregnant and tired all the time, so I really need some info on ways to keep me going and to get my health better."

Connie wrote back...
Thank you for writing and sharing with me. Glad you found the information helpful.
You mentioned you were pregnant. If you are pregnant and diagnosed with Hep C, be sure to tell your current OB physician as well as any other physicians you are seeing.

As for treatment for Hep C. It is not advised to do treatment while you are pregnant or even 6 months after your pregnancy. The treatment meds are very strong and can have adverse effects on your baby. So be sure to talk to your doctor....

Read more of Connie's response here...

Offline Alongtimenow

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Re: Pregnant with Hepatitis C
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2014, 01:02:59 pm »
  I had my son while having Hep c . I was 14+ years into the disease then . I had a midwife group .To have them I had to see infectious disease at the same time . My viral load at the beginning was 27,000 at the end 43,000. I ate lots of dirt and meat ,as I was a vegetarian for 6 years prior . I was freaked out tired the whole time , I walked in the mornings ,took step aerobics until about 7 months and lifted weights until I gave my self a bellybutton hernia.I did continue to walk the whole time .
 I owned a busy hair salon then (and for 8 years of my sons life) .I worked long hours daily until my water broke . I was getting ready for work when that happened . I took 2 weeks off and went right back to work with my son.I now work at home.
 My son is a type one diabetic, from what I read may have direct correlation to hep c.
TMI probably . my advice eat well, rest when you can ,exercise and work as hard as possible as long as possible . Inactivity may not do justice for you even if you feel like being inactive.of course follow doctors orders not mine!

Offline freedomisearned

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Re: Pregnant with Hepatitis C
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2014, 10:45:33 pm »
I had, have the hep c gen 3 while pregnant with my two children. (Unknowingly) both of my sons were born virginal births. They have both been tested and are negative with no diabetes or allergies.

Hope this helps....

Offline Tess1971

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Re: Pregnant with Hepatitis C
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2014, 11:55:12 am »
I had a child naturally while having hepc and she is fine.  Been tested as an adult by military and perfectly healthy, negative to all heps and/or health issues.
Everything will be fine....................

Offline Mia

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Re: Pregnant with Hepatitis C
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2014, 04:54:35 pm »
I'm new for this forum. I'm 33. Pregnant and I have hep c gt1b. I'm pretty much sure got this crap recently 7 mo ago by dental. I went to visit my family to other country with my kids(2 yo, 3 yo) and done dental over there cuz couldn't  afford here. And my mom is hep c gt1a since 3 yrs. came back got pregnant as we planned with my husband. As regular OG routine did blood work and positive. Can't forgive myself I went to visit my family now I'm really scared of my kids so they are not infected. Crossing fingers praying god please not.dont know how else could I get infected shared w my mom lipsticks, earrings , hair brush, spoon or forks???? Sometimes my 3 yo old daughter comes to my room brushes her hair w my hair brush .after delivery gonna start treatment if insurance will approve meds. What if it's not.? Gonna ne crazy:'(

Offline Tess1971

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Re: Pregnant with Hepatitis C
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2014, 04:55:25 pm »
I did all those things also as when I had my daughter they did not know that NonA/NonB was hepc  then.  Daughter a lot of  my stuff and so did her father and no one got anything from me.  As long as blood is not exchanged the chance is extremely small.  I even breast fed for the full 12 months.

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Pregnant with Hepatitis C
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2014, 09:45:51 pm »
Hi Mia

Here is some info from the Center for Disease Control Hepatitis C Information for the Public


What is the risk of a pregnant woman passing Hepatitis C to her baby?

Hepatitis C is rarely passed from a pregnant woman to her baby. About 6 of every 100 infants born to mothers with Hepatitis C become infected with the virus. However, the risk becomes greater if the mother has both HIV infection and Hepatitis C.

Can Hepatitis C be spread within a household?

Yes, but this does not occur very often. If Hepatitis C virus is spread within a household, it is most likely a result of direct, through-the-skin exposure to the blood of an infected household member.

What are ways Hepatitis C is not spread?

Hepatitis C virus is not spread by sharing eating utensils, breastfeeding, hugging, kissing, holding hands, coughing, or sneezing. It is also not spread through food or water.

Hope that helps I just selected a few but read the link and please com back with any questions

Congratulations on your soon to arrive baby

wishing you all the best
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1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
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Offline Mia

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Re: Pregnant with Hepatitis C
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2014, 10:10:33 pm »
Thank u Lynn! Ur answer helped lil bit. Thinking of not to exposure my kids and husband making me insane... I hope I get approved by insurance  for meds. And be healthy like before and be with my kids.thanks again:)


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