Whether you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or just had a baby, there are vaccines you may need to protect yourself and your baby. Some vaccine-preventable diseases can be deadly, and there are often outbreaks of disease in the United States. Learn how vaccines can help keep you and your baby safe from infection.
As the most valued and trusted source of health information for pregnant women, it’s critical that ob-gyns, midwives, and other healthcare professionals are able to recommend maternal vaccines to their patients. Learn how to make a strong recommendation that pregnant women get vaccinated.
Only mom can pass some protective antibodies to her baby, but everyone can help prevent the spread of disease. Family, caregivers, and friends can offer indirect protection to babies by being up-to-date on their vaccinations. Learn more about how to create a "cocoon" of disease protection against flu and whooping cough.
Vaccination is one pregnancy milestone among many. Find out how flu and whooping cough vaccines fit into the journey of motherhood.
Learn why Laura decided to get the whooping cough vaccine in her 3rd trimester and how her baby girl was born with some protection against the disease.
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