Re: Can you live a normal life with hep. c
It would be almost impossible for you to get it unless you had a blood transfusion from your mother or shared a needle. I have 5 children with my husband, he was infected whenI met him (no way to test 30 years ago) and so obviously it's not sexually transmitted.
Use general good hygiene sense. I mean, I brushed with my hubby's toothbrush and shaved with his razor and I didn't get it..none of kids have it, so it must be very, very hard to get. Does your mom know how she got it?
You & your baby are safe, I'm positive, but have a blood test to put your mind at rest, and talk to a dr. In the intitial stages, it's pretty yucky, which is what it sounds like your mom is going through. My hubby remembers being really sick in boot camp....but he's never had a transfusion, so we don't know how else he could have contracted it. Calm down, if possible and good luck.