Midwife Matters

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Vaccines in Pregnancy

There are several vaccines that are safe to receive in pregnancy, in fact they can help protect your baby as well.  Talk to your midwife to make sure you are up to date on all your vaccines.  They will discuss the risk/benefit of vaccination during pregnancy so you can make an informed decision.

1.  Influenza Vaccine:

This is a contagious disease usually called the flu.  It can easily spread by coughing, sneezing or nasal secretions of an infected person.  Please click here for a complete vaccine information statement from the CDC.

2.  Hepatitis B Vaccine:

This is a serious infection of the liver which is easily spread by contact with body fluids and blood of an infected person.  The virus can also live for up to 7 days and be spread through contact with a contaminated object.  If you are at risk of exposure and have not been vaccinated, please talk to your midwife.  Please click here for a complete vaccine information statement from the CDC.

3.  Td or Tdap (Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertusssis):

All three of these can be very serious and become life threatening.  Make sure you are vaccinated and up to date.  Please click here for a complete vaccine information statement from the CDC.

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