There is a small chance that babies can get hepatitis C from their mother. This can happen during birth.  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, talk to your doctor. You can clear the hepatitis C first. Taking hepatitis C medicines while you are pregnant may harm your baby. So you can't start taking the medicines until you've had the baby and stopped breastfeeding.

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Management of Hepatitis C in pregnancy. RANZCOG

Updated 6 March 2023