Viral Hepatitis in Pregnancy

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

August 17, 2023

Last Updated Month/Year

August 24, 2023

Document Type


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

This Clinical Practice Guideline includes recommendations on hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus screening in pregnancy; prepregnancy, antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum management for patients with hepatitis B virus infection or hepatitis C virus infection; management of accidental and occupational exposure to hepatitis B virus or hepatitis C virus in pregnant health care workers; and hepatitis A virus and hepatitis B virus vaccination in pregnancy. Recommendations are classified by strength and evidence quality. Ungraded Good Practice Points are included to provide guidance when a formal recommendation could not be made because of inadequate or nonexistent evidence.

Target Patient Population

Pregnant or postpartum women and individuals who screen positive for viral hepatitis infection.

Target Provider Population

OBGYNs, infectious disease specialists, and other clinicians caring for pregnant or postpartum women who screen positive for viral hepatitis infection

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Adolescent, Adult

Health Care Settings


Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Diagnosis, Assessment and screening, Treatment, Management

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D006505 - Hepatitis, D006518 - Hepatitis Viruses, D006525 - Hepatitis, Viral, Human


pregnancy, hepatitis C, hepatitis B, postpartum, HBV, hepatitis, HCV

Source Citation

Viral Hepatitis in Pregnancy: ACOG Clinical Practice Guideline No. 6. Obstet Gynecol. 2023 Sep 1;142(3):745-759. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000005300. PMID: 37590986.