Taking Vaccinations While Pregnant

Vaccinations are an important part of normal healthcare and help prevent a number of diseases, such as the flu, hepatitis, and chickenpox. When you are pregnant, these vaccines protect you and your baby. However, it is important to keep in mind some vaccines need to be received before pregnancy, while other vaccines are safe to take during pregnancy. Before receiving any vaccinations while pregnant, you should know which vaccinations you have already.
In order to do this, you can use your school immunization records, as well as shot records from any clinics, pharmacies, or healthcare providers where you may have received immunizations.
In addition, if you plan to travel abroad, it is important to check with your healthcare provider to see which, if any, vaccinations you may need for that country, and which are safe to receive during pregnancy.

Vaccination Before Pregnancy

MMR–most individuals in America are vaccinated against measles, mumps, and rubella as children. However, if you have not received this vaccination, it is important to do so, as rubella particularly can cause serious, life-long complications for the baby.
It is recommended you receive the rubella vaccination at least one month before trying to become pregnant. TDap–the TDap vaccine protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough (pertussis). This vaccine can be used either before pregnancy or after the 20th week of pregnancy.
Varicella–also known as chickenpox, varicella is a common childhood illness that, if contracted during pregnancy, can cause birth defects or complications with the pregnancy. As with MMR, this vaccine should be received at least one month in advance of attempting to become pregnant.

Vaccination During Your Pregnancy

Hepatitis B –Hep B is a serious liver disease that is spread through exposure to infected blood or bodily fluids. Mothers who have been diagnosed with hepatitis B are at high risk of passing the virus on to the baby. This vaccination will protect the baby from becoming infected.
Flu – The flu vaccine is safe to receive at any point during pregnancy and is highly recommended during flu season (October-May). It is important to receive the inactive form of the virus (through a shot) rather than the live form (a nasal spray).

Vaccinations at a Glance

Vaccine

Before Pregnancy

During Pregnancy

After Pregnancy

MMR

X

X

TDap

X

X

X

Varicella

X

X

Hepatitis B

X

X

X

Flu

X

X

X

Vaccines and Autism

Several years ago, a study was published that claimed the MMR vaccine caused autism in children. Since then, numerous private and government health agencies have attempted to recreate this study and achieved no results.
The consensus reached by the medical community is there is no link between this vaccination and the onset of autism.
It has been concluded that it is not only safe to immunize your child using the MMR vaccine, but also it is highly recommended by the majority of medical health professionals. Failing to do so can result in serious health repercussions for your baby.
Many women still fear the relationship between vaccines and autism, but yet have strong desires to protect their children.  They wrestle with getting vaccinated, avoiding vaccinations, or delaying vaccinations to a later date.
It is important you look at the research and learn what is best for you and your baby. You will feel better about your decision, the more information you have.
Compiled from the Following Sources
Autism and Vaccines. (n.d.). Retrieved August 11, 2014, from https://www.autismsciencefoundation.org/autismandvaccines.html
Concerns about Autism. (2014, March 26). Retrieved August 11, 2014, from https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/concerns/autism/
Harms, R. (2014, March 11). Vaccinations during Pregnancy: Are they safe? Retrieved August 11, 2014, from https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/pregnancy-week-by-week/expert-answers/vaccines-during-pregnancy/faq-20057799
Pregnant | Vaccines.gov. (n.d.). Retrieved August 11, 2014.
Vaccines for Pregnant Women. (2013, August 23). Retrieved August 11, 2014, from https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/rec-vac/pregnant.html
Vaccinations during Pregnancy. (2013, February 1). Retrieved August 11, 2014, from https://www.marchofdimes.org son una parte importante del cuidado de salud normal y para prevenir un número de enfermedades, como el gripe, hepatitis y varicela. Cuando está embarazada, estas vacunaciones protegen usted y su bebé. Hay varias vacunaciones las que están recomendado durante el embarazo para proteger la futura madre y su bebé.
Sin embargo, es importante a tener en cuenta que unas vacunaciones necesitan estar recibido antes del embarazo, mientras que otras son seguras durante el embarazo. Antes de recibiendo cualquieras de vacunaciones mientras que embarazada, debe saber cuales vacunaciones ya tiene.
Para hacerlo, puede usar los registros de vacunación de la escuela, así como registros de vacunación de cualquiera clínica, farmacia, o proveedor de cuidado de salud donde usted puede haber recibido las vacunas. En adición, si usted planea viajar al extranjero, es importante averiguar con su médico para comprobar cuales, si cualquieras, vacunaciones puede necesitar para aquel país y las cuales son seguras recibir durante el embarazo.

Vacunación antes del embarazo

MMR–la mayoría de los individuos en los Estados Unidos están vacunado contra el sarampión, las paperas y la rubéola como niños. Sin embargo, si no ha recibido esta vacunación, es importante hacerlo como rubéola puede causar su bebé tener complicaciones graves y para toda la vida.
Está recomendado que usted recibe la vacunación contra la rubéola por lo menos un mes antes de tratar de quedar embarazada. Tdap- vacuna Tdap protege contra el tétanos, la difteria y la tos ferina (pertussis). Esta vacuna se puede utilizar ya sea antes del embarazo o después de la vigésima semana del embarazo.
Varicela–Varicela es una enfermedad común que si contratado durante el embarazo puede causar defectos de nacimiento o complicaciones con el embarazo. Al igual que con MMR, esta vacuna debe estar recibido al menos un mes en avanza de intentando a quedar embarazada..

Vacunacion durante el embarazo

La hepatitis B –La hepatitis B es una enfermedad grave del hígado que está transmitido por la exposición al sangre o flujos corporales infectados. Las madres quienes han estado diagnosticado con la hepatitis B son de riesgo alto de pasando el virus a sus bebés. Esta vacunación protegerá el bebé de se infecte.
La gripe – La vacuna contra el gripe es segura recibir a algún punto durante el embarazo y está recomendado altamente durante la temporada del gripe (octubre-mayo). Es importante recibir la forma inactiva del virus (por inyección) y más bien que la forma viva (aerosol nasal).

Vacunaciones del embarazo de un vistazo

Vacuna

Antes del embarazo

Durante el embarazo

Después del embarazo

MMR

X

X

Tdap

X

X

X

Varicela

X

X

Hepatitis B

X

X

X

el Gripe

X

X

X

Vacunas y autismo

Hace varios años, se publicó un estudio que afirmó que la vacuna triple vírica causado autismo en niños. Desde entonces, numerosos organismos de salud privado y el gobierno han tratado de recrear este estudio, y no ha logrado resultados. El consenso alcanzado por la comunidad médica es que no existe ninguna relación entre esta vacuna y la aparición de autismo.
Muchas mujeres aún temen la relación entre vacunas y autismo, pero tienen todavía deseos fuertes para proteger sus niños. Ellas luchan con obteniendo vacunaciones, evitando vacunaciones o retrasando vacunaciones a una fecha más tarde. Es importante que It is important that you look at the research and learn what is best for you and your baby. You will feel better about your decision with the more you know.
Compilado utilizando la información de las siguientes fuentes
Autism and Vaccines. (n.d.). Retrieved August 11, 2014, from https://www.autismsciencefoundation.org/autismandvaccines.html
Concerns about Autism. (2014, March 26). Retrieved August 11, 2014, from https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/concerns/autism/
Harms, R. (2014, March 11). Vaccinations during Pregnancy: Are they safe? Retrieved August 11, 2014, from https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/pregnancy-week-by-week/expert-answers/vaccines-during-pregnancy/faq-20057799
Pregnant | Vaccines.gov. (n.d.). Retrieved August 11, 2014.
Vaccines for Pregnant Women. (2013, August 23). Retrieved August 11, 2014, from https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/rec-vac/pregnant.html
Vaccinations during Pregnancy. (2013, February 1). Retrieved August 11, 2014, from https://www.marchofdimes.org