It is always good to keep the vaccination up to date, but in pregnancy it is even more important to do it and then the vaccines in pregnancy should be updated, whether they are specific to the pregnancy or not.
However, there are still some vaccines in pregnancy that must be taken without fail and with the indication of the obstetrician , they are very important for the health of the mother and baby even because the antibody cells pass to the baby through the placenta.
Vaccines that are not indicated
Let’s see what are the main vaccines in pregnancy, which ones should not be taken and how to know if you are up to date with the vaccination booklet:
Vaccines in pregnancy are those based on inactivated antibodies, that is, they do not pose a risk to the mother or the baby, especially. Some diseases that were once a problem, today were eradicated with vaccines while the woman was pregnant, the seven-day disease, now known that it was just a birth defect, tetanus, was eradicated with the vaccine and also with the necessary care at the time of childbirth.
Pregnancy Booster Vaccines
That is why the tetanus vaccine is the first to enter this list and also the most important for pregnant women. Which booster vaccines to take during pregnancy?
Pregnancy Vaccine: Tetanus or Double or Triple Vaccine for Adults
These vaccines in pregnancy are very important, it not only protects against tetanus, it can also protect against diphtheria and whooping cough . Usually the obstetrician himself will request the vaccination card and check the validity of the last tetanus vaccine that the mother took before becoming pregnant.
The term of this vaccine is 5 years and if necessary a new dose will be recommended. Thanks to this vaccine, neonatal tetanus has been eradicated, and it must be taken safely after the 12th week of pregnancy, remembering that this vaccine in pregnancy must be acellular and is available at health centers free of charge.
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Type B hepatitis
This is also one of the vaccines in pregnancy that are very important to remember. The hepatitis B vaccine, type B, protects against liver diseases that can progress to cancer or cirrhosis .
As hepatitis is a silent disease, it can appear and from day to night without the person noticing it and becoming an immense risk to the health of the mother and also the baby. This vaccine should be taken from the second trimester of pregnancy.
Flu vaccine (influenza)
The flu so common to happen can be an additional risk for the pregnant woman, this is because the immunity of the pregnant woman becomes lower and with this the propensity of this disease in pregnancy can be greater and also bring more serious consequences such as pneumonia .
Even a group chosen to take the influenza vaccine type 1 (H1N1) were pregnant women. The flu vaccine, both normal influenza and H1N1, can be taken from the beginning of pregnancy, it is not one of the vaccines in pregnancy that is not contraindicated. In addition to those mentioned above, other vaccines are also allowed by the Ministry of Health so they are:
- Valiant Pneumococcal Polysaccharide 23
- Bivalent Meningitis
- Yellow fever
- Inactivated polio vaccine
Which vaccines in pregnancy that should not be taken
According to the vaccination booklet of the Ministry of Health, vaccines that should not be taken during pregnancy are those that are based on live viruses and are a great risk to the baby’s health, so these should be taken after delivery.
Vaccines such as HPV, measles, mumps and rubella can cause malformations in the baby, such as heart disease and also cell malformations such as deafness, blindness and more. These vaccines must be taken even before pregnancy, but if they do not happen, they can only be taken after pregnancy.
However, if your obstetrician has not yet indicated that you take the vaccines during pregnancy, then take your card to be examined and if necessary, the vaccine will be indicated and can be applied in any basic health unit in your neighborhood .
“A well-done prenatal is a sign of health for the mother and baby.”
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.