Hepatitis B & Pregnancy

Hepatitis B is a blood borne and sexually transmitted infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis B virus.

  • Hepatitis B is most often spread from mother to child during childbirth.
  • All pregnant women should be screened for Hep B using a test called the hepatitis B surface antigen test.
  • If you have Hep B, there are medicines that can help prevent your baby from getting Hep B.

Find locations for Hep B testing, treatment or vaccines. You can also go to one of the Health Department's walk-in clinics.

Additional Information

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