Hepatitis B and hepatitis C are serious infections that affect the liver. Both diseases are contagious and are caused by viruses. Both can lead to serious, long-term illness. Although some treatments are available, prevention is the best way to avoid the long-term consequences of both diseases. The best way to prevent hepatitis B infection is by getting the hepatitis B vaccine. Although there is no hepatitis C vaccine, the disease can be prevented by avoiding behavior that can pass the virus to others.
This pamphlet explains:
Bleeding During Pregnancy
Group B Strep and Pregnancy
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery
It's Time to Quit Smoking
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
PO Box 96920, Washington, DC 20024-6920