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Mmr Vaccine During Pregnancy
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Pregnancy after how many months of taking MMR vaccine is safe? Is it 1 month or 3 months? Various medical websites gives different answers. What is the actual period till which pregnancy needs to be avoided? Is it 3 months or 1 month?
I : I see what you mean! the recommendations according to the center for disease control (cdc) and the american college of obstetrics and gynecology (acog) are to wait 1 month after vaccination with the MMR to become pregnant. The recommendation from the american academy of pediatrics (aap) and merck, the vaccine manufacturer is to wait 3 months. All 4 are excellent sources of reliable information. My recommendation is to play it safe and wait the 3 months after vaccination to become pregnant or ask the opinion of your ob/gyn. Good luck! ...Read more
Not recommended: Neither of them are recommended because of possible harmful effect to the developing fetus, although not well documented. ...Read more
18 month old MMR vaccine. 7 days later fever,twitching/jerking while falling asleep+ during night. Heard MMR can provoke this jerking..or due to fever?
Myoclonus vs seizure: MMR can be associated with febrile seizures which are common in this age range. Definitely see a doc right away. Video the episodes. This may be benign myoclonus, a normal twitching that we can experience while falling asleep. Or it may have been a febrile seizure, need more history and careful exam to diagnose! ...Read more
Maybe: Women in their childbearing years need to pay attention to their risk of congenital rubella. This will not affect your pregnancy if you show active antibodies from prior vaccine or illness. OBGYN's routinely screen patients for antibody and suggest a booster if the antibody level is too low. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Confusing question: I'll assume you had the vaccine before pregnancy or early in life. If you have proper antibody levels to the viruses in the vaccine, it protects the fetus from injury or death if you developed the disease during pregnancy. Your OB can check antibody levels prior to any pregnancy & if normal you would not need another. ...Read more
I'd MMR vaccine on Aug 20. Is it safe to try for preg before three months. We've already started trying from Oct 29. My dr. said it is safe. M worried?
MMR and pregnancy: The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and ACIP (those are the people in the USA who discuss vaccine safety issues) recommend a waiting period of 4 weeks after the MMR before conception. You are already well past that. I don't know where you heard 3 months, but a four week wait time is enough. Don't worry, and enjoy creating that new life. Congratulations in advance! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Severe allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) after a previous dose or to a vaccine component. Pregnancy. Known severe immunodeficiency (e.g., from hematologic and solid tumors, receipt of chemotherapy, congenital immunodeficiency, long-term immunosuppressive therapy; or patients with HIV infection who are severely immunocompromised). Quick guide to contraindications at CDC web site. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are you immune to rubella, measles, mumps if you received the MMR vaccine twice at age one and age six?
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more
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