Review - Document Details


Review - Reviewer's Assessment

1. Short summary / abstract
This document outlines what hepatitis B is and how it can affect babies.
It answers important questions for before, during and after pregnancy such as: -
What is hepatitis B
How can you get hepatitis B infection Why is hepatitis B infection serious for babies?
Can my baby be protected from Hepatitis B infection?
When should my baby have hepatitis B vaccine?
Why is it important for a full course of vaccine to be given?
Are there any side effects?
Is hepatitis B vaccine safe?
Will it be safe to breast feed my baby?
Will having hepatitis B infection affect my pregnancy and delivery?
Could my partner and other children have hepatitis B?
Do I need to see a doctor because of my hepatitis B infection?
It is available in a PDF version

2. What question is the document addressing?
This document outlines what hepatitis B is and how it can affect babies.

3. Type of study

4. Methods valid & appropriate?

Useful leaflet for mothers/partners and mothers to be with hepatitis B

5. Results / recommendations reliable?
Yes – easily understood information for the public with links to relevant organisations and further reading on policy and guidance on Hepatitis B if required

6. Any major problems and biases?
None noted

7. Any other important / relevant studies which confirm or contradict?
1. Information for midwives – Hepatitis B testing in pregnancy
2. Hepatitis B key documents
3. Hepatitis C key documents
HIV key documents

8. Keywords
Hepatitis B blood borne virus and pregnancy blood test vaccination breast feeding and hepatitis B

Reviewer's Details:

Name:Sue Wiseman
Post:Nurse Consultant –Infection Control, DH
(Society / Organisation / Advisory Committee):
Member Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens
Health Protection Adviser Royal College of Nursing P/T
Member Infection Control Nurses Association

*** Note: These are the views of a professional expert rather than an official statement from his or her society, organisation or advisory committee.

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