Is pregnancy possible with hepatitis C?
Every woman wants to endure and give birth to a healthy strong baby, therefore, before planning pregnancy, a comprehensive examination is recommended to identify the diseases that could affect the child's future. One such dangerous disease doctors call viral hepatitis C, because it can be transmitted to the fetus even through the placenta and umbilical cord. Despite the fact that with this disease the appearance of congenital malformations in the future baby is unlikely, he can be born with liver disorders, so pregnancy with hepatitis C is considered undesirable.
Hepatitis C is a viral liver disease that is sexually transmitted (unprotected sex, unverified partner) or at a household level (through blood, saliva, etc.). As a rule, the disease is asymptomatic, which complicates its detection. After a while, the chronic form can lead to serious complications, such as cirrhosis and even cancer.
Pregnancy with hepatitis C: peculiarities of percolation
In the event that a woman has picked up the virus, already being pregnant, there are also no signs of the disease or they are weakly expressed. To reveal a hepatitis it is possible only after delivery of analyzes or at sharp intoxication which can lead to a miscarriage. In addition, pregnancy itself can cause exacerbation of the disease.
Hepatitis C in pregnant women can be transmitted to the fetus via the umbilical cord or the placenta, along with nutrients and oxygen coming to it along with blood. In the event that infection of the baby's future has occurred, this will be indicated by signs such as a delay in the maturation of the placenta or, conversely, its early aging, leading to oxygen starvation, an increase in typhoid liver enzymes in the fetus.
A pregnant woman with hepatitis C should be examined regularly by a gynecologist, immunologist and hepatologist, since the treatment of the disease is possible only with its severe form. This is because most drugs are forbidden to take during pregnancy, because they contain active toxic substances that can harm a child or provoke developmental anomalies. Proceeding from this, drug treatment will be prescribed only as a last resort - the general intoxication of the woman's body. As for drugs, antiviral and immunomodulating drugs are mainly prescribed with the presence of natural antioxidants in them. For prevention recommended strict diet with the exception of fried, salty, spicy and alcohol.
Hepatitis C after childbirth
After the baby was born, it is allowed to breastfeed, but it is worthwhile to ensure that the woman does not get a nipple injury, since this significantly increases the risk of infection. It is worthwhile to follow and ensure that in the mouth of the newborn and around him also there was no damage. In the event that a woman is infected with AIDS, breastfeeding is impossible.
Pregnancy with hepatitis C: prevention
In order not to become infected with the hepatitis C virus, in no case should you use personal hygiene items of other people, even if they are relatives, when you have sex with unverified partners, you should use condoms.
Thus, pregnancy with hepatitis C is not contraindicated, but it is not necessary to relax, too, since in order to endure and give birth to a healthy child, it will have to make considerable efforts.