Hep B vaccination

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Hepatitis is the infection of the liver causing scarring of the liver, liver failure and liver cancer.  Hepatitis B is the most common liver infection in the world.

It is best that pregnant women should already have the Hep B vaccination done.  I’m not, however. I would need to have 3 shots done in a period of 6 months.  I won’t be able to get mine done as I am in my 4th month and the babies might not be protected by the time I have the 3rd shot as it would need a few days to be effective.  Yup, it’s pretty close to the delivery date.

Babies can be infected with the virus during pregnancy or delivery.  In my case, my gynae advised to take it right after the delivery.  The each of the babies would have their 2 shots in the delivery room and I would have mine too.

For those who are concerned about Hep B in pregnancy, I would like to share a good guideline from Hepatitis B Foundation.


Cheers,
Kawiz
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About kawiz

A working mother turned stay-at-home mom, who is managing her two toddlers and her twin babies on her own. As like any parent, she wants to provide the quality of life to her boys. To make ends meet, she's thinking of setting up an online business. Five years has passed, her business more focused on making local delicacies, be it malay or chinese delicacies. Her western cakes and desserts are popular among customers too.

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