Vaccinations in Pregnancy, Why Do I Need Them?
Tdap – Adult version of Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Whopping Cough) Vaccination, has only been available for the last 3 years. Whopping Cough protection for your baby does not occur until 6 months after delivery. Any person who will be around your baby on a regular basis should receive a booster vaccination in adulthood. Pregnant patients are offered Tdap right before they leave the hospital. Other baby contacts can come by our office at any time to receive the vaccination, just call for a nurse visit. Whooping Coughing is on the rise, so get vaccinated.
Influenza (Flu) Preservative Free Vaccination – If you do not routinely receive vaccination fine. Multiple studies have shown that when the flu vaccination is given to a pregnant patient it confers immunity to your baby for up to six months after it is born. Flu vaccine is not administered to a child until they are at least 6 months old so vaccinating yourself will help the baby from potentially getting very ill.