A huge part of the crucial steps you should take to care for your pregnancy should include disease prevention. You see, depending on the gravity of the illness, it may cause harm to the baby, such as a cold – either the common cold or type influenza – and Hepatitis B. Therefore, keeping your vaccines in check is fundamental.

BabyHome suggests you take your immunization records to a doctor. She will be able to tell you which vaccines to get. Each case is different, as it all depends on your vaccination history and physical conditions as well as each pregnant woman’s individual health.

In the US, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following schedule:

  • Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine: During the third trimester of every pregnancy;
  • Yearly seasonal flu vaccine: By the end of October, if possible.

Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine should be taken at least a month before becoming pregnant, but never while pregnant! If you´re planning on getting pregnant, it´s a great idea to talk to your doctor about immunization.

Click here to access the CDC´s vaccine guide.

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