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can women who have Hepatitis b have children..I've been diagnosed and i want to have children....
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Yes they can. After delivery the baby will receive HBIg and the vaccine against hepatitis B virus. Make sure you make all the necessary tests to see your HBV status.
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You can... it is not a major issue now vertical transmission as was before.
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There is still a small chance the HBIG and vaccine do not work.  There is a study in Iran following up children who were treated this way but the virus still managed to infect the children.  

However, most of the time.  the HBIG and vaccine work.  
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The risk of infecting the baby despite the vaccine and HBIG is greater for Hbeag positive mothers, right ?
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HBEag positive have always been regarded as more infectious, i am afraid.  But the HBIG and vaccine does work very well.  Nothing is 100% though.  
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''In these mothers with HBeAg, the risk of HBV perinatal transmission is reduced from 70-90% to approximately 5-15% when the infant receives postnatal immunoprophylaxis with both hepatitis B immune globulin (HBIG) and hepatitis B vaccine series; the risk is reduced to approximately 20% with regimens that use multiple doses of HBIG only or the vaccine series alone.''

So 5-15% is a big risk unfortunatelly.
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