Information for mother-to-be

This brochure provides answers to many questions that HIV positive women have before
pregnancy as well as during and after pregnancy.mother to be

If you are HIV positive and pregnant, there are additional worries: you ask yourself whether your baby will be born HIV positive, you may become worried about your own health and perhaps you wonder whether you will be able to take good care of your baby. Perhaps you regret that you will not be able to breastfeed your baby and maybe you have apprehensions about all the medical fuss surrounding your pregnancy.

However, every year hundreds of HIV positive women give birth to babies. With correct medical care the chance that the baby will be HIV positive is very small: less than 1%. In spite of the worries that come along with this situation, most women can enjoy pregnancy as well as being a mother. Why not try that: do not let yourself be shut out because of the limitations
that come along with an HIV infection. If you are having a diffi cult time, just think of all the women before you who are now happy mothers of healthy babies.

Read the brochure online (pdf).

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