Hepatis B carrier mother

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miranda
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Hepatis B carrier mother

Post by miranda » Wed May 25, 2016 10:03 am

After years of trying, the doctor told us that ICSI was the only option for a pregnancy for me and my husband, so we decided to go through it. As we went through the lab tests before starting ivf, it came out that i was a chronic hepatitis B carrier, (which i had no idea, and turned all our plans upside down) we stopped so that i could have a full lab check up and gastrohepatologyst consult. i need to know if we can still go on and have an ivf -icsi procedure, how risky is it for my baby ? thank you

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Re: Hepatis B carrier mother

Post by Dr. Amin » Tue May 31, 2016 4:07 pm

Hepatitis B is a contagious liver disease that is caused by an infection with the Hepatitis B virus. It can be passed from a mother to her baby during childbirth, but fortunately, there is a vaccine to prevent this. This vaccine is usually given soon after birth. Having a chronic Hepatitis B infection should not keep you from being able to proceed with IVF, but it is a good idea to have all of the appropriate testing and treatment before you start your IVF cycle.

Marli Amin, MD
Reproductive Partners Medical Group
Orange County, CA
Marli Amin, MD
Reproductive Partners Medical Group
Orange County, CA

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