Vaccination is very important and in fact necessary for pregnant women. It protects you from various diseases. To prevent your unborn baby you should talk to your doctor about vaccination schedule.
TDAP (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Acellular Pertussis) vaccine is very important to protect the baby from pertussis. Every woman should get these vaccines during each pregnancy.
Below is the list of vaccines which are important and safe for pregnant women:-
Type of Vaccine
- Hepatitis A Inactivated (Unborn)
- Hepatitis B to all newborn baby before hospital discharge
- Influenza IIV Inactivated (Unborn)
- Polysaccharide Inactivated (Unborn)
- Conjugate Inactivated (Unborn)
- Pneumococcal Inactivated (Unborn)
- TDAP Toxoid/Inactivated (Unborn)
Vaccinate during each pregnancy ideally between 27 and 36 weeks of gestation
- Three doses of Hepatitis vaccines are required for better immunity. It is vaccine. After the one month of first dose and six months of second dose, third dose is given.
- Influenza vaccine is given during pregnancy and flu season. It prevents you and your baby from illness during pregnancy.
- TDAP vaccine is given between 27 and 36 weeks of gestation. It protects from whooping cough of the baby. It should be vaccinated right after delivery.
Tetanus is a cause of painful muscle spasms and convulsions.
Diphtheria can cause breathing problems, paralysis, coma, and even death.
Pertussis is a bacterial disease and is dangerous for infants. Symptoms of pertussis are deep, hacking cough and a high-pitched “whoop” sound.
- Meningococcal is a very serious disease. It harms the blood, brain and spinal cord.
- Polysaccharide vaccine is given for energy.
- Every women should go through Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccines before pregnancy. Measles starts with a fever, cough and runny nose and spotted red rash on body.
- Mumps is a contagious viral disease which causes the salivary glands to swell.
- Rubella infection can cause devastating defects even it could be the cause of death before birth.