Dr. Babalola I answered:
2 years ago
Hepatitis B is a viral infection transmitted through sexual intercourse, blood transfusion, contacts with infected bodily fluids, and from mother to child during childbirth.
It is better prevented than treated.
Once a pregnant woman knows her hepatitis B status to be positive, she should register the pregnancy in a good hospital and early enough.
She would be monitored, and necessary precautions taken at delivery to prevent or minimise transmission during the delivery.
And ultimately, the child has to be vaccinated soon after delivery.