There is about a 5% chance that babies can get hepatitis C during childbirth. This can happen in a vaginal or caesarean delivery. If you are pregnant and have hepatitis C, you should talk to your doctor.

If you are thinking about getting pregnant and have hepatitis C, you can talk to your doctor about your options for curing hepatitis C first. It is not known if taking hep C treatment while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. 

Babies cannot get hep C at conception or during pregnancy before they are born.

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RANZCOG. (2016, July). Management of Hepatitis C in pregnancy. Retrieved from RANZCOG.

Updated 11 December 2020