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Treatment After Pregnancy

If you are prescribed antivirals during pregnancy, you should have your ALT (SGPT) monitored every 3 months for 6 months, following the discontinuation of antiviral treatment. This will help determine if you should continue antiviral treatment. For most women whose follow up testing shows no signs of active disease, your physician will recommend regular monitoring with a liver specialist. 

In all cases, it is very important that your OB, and your newborn’s pediatrician, are aware of your hepatitis B status to ensure that your newborn receives the proper vaccines at birth to prevent a lifelong hepatitis B infection., and that you receive appropriate follow up care.