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.