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Rubella Shot Before Pregnancy
What did your OB say: If you have no invasive procedures, it will be given at 28 weeks. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Category C: The tdap is considered a category c drug during pregnancy. This basically means there is no specific evidence of fetal harm if taken. Some practitioners wait until the second trimester to give it out of extra caution, but it is truly a good investment in your babies health. It adds a bit of pertussis protection to the antibodies you give baby & helps until they can get their first one at 2m. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My wife's Rubella IgG result is Positive. But she didn't vaccine rubella before (100% confirm). How can this happen? Currently she's 14 Week pregnant
Most likely, good : news showing her immunity to Rubella. IgG antibodies increase during an active Rubella infection, but not right at its beginning, then remain elevated. If she had symptoms of a viral illness with fever & a rash around the time of conception or during pregnancy, her doctor can order a Rubella IgM titer to make sure that her infection was not recent enough to pose a risk to her fetus. ...Read more
Yes but...: Only in young infants. Forolder chiildren and adolescents, doses may be given in a schedule of 0, 1, and 6months; of 0, 1, and 4 months; or of 0, 2, and 4 months. ...Read more
If you had tdap vaccine a month ( January) prior to pregnancy (February)... Do you have to retake the vaccine or booster when pregnant?
Mostly: Although vaccines are safe and effective, there is an occasional peron whose immune system does not respond well to the recommended series. Thus they are not immune. If needed, blood tests can measure this. Still worth immunizing to maximize protection. ...Read more
C ur OB: Need to start prenatal care, go to your Obstetrician or or to the health clinic, if you're Rh negative, you will need to have a new shot at 28 weeks and at time of labor, also in case you miscarry, God forbids. Do yourself and your unborn child a favor and start prenatal care early, wish you a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby ...Read more
Hi, planning pregnancy. Varicella immunity showed equivocal. Had vaccination and chicek pox as a child. Should i repeat the vaccination? Thanks
After 2 one month later received post exposure anti rabies vaccine schedule? then again exposure? how many days later take again vaccine reexposure?
Likely: The protective benefit of the rabies vaccine is expected to last for at least 2 years from the time you complete the series. If your exposure is within that time frame you are likely protected. Be aware that there are several other potential germs that can cause an infection from a bite, and close monitoring is advised. ...Read more
Pregnant exposed to HepB 1week before birth, baby gets HBv vaccine before 12hrs but no immunoglobulin, can it be protective for HepB? At what level?
Yes it can. Unknown.: Life is not exact, and that's the way it is. First, hope Mom is immune (by vaccine or prior disease). Did Mom get a HepB gammaglobulin shot? Second, hope not enough viruses were transmitted to Mom in the exposure. Third, hope that 1 week was not enough time for viral count in Mom to get high enough to be contagious to Baby. Fourth, hope that Baby's vaccine prevents an infection (it should work). ...Read more
Will getting the rhogam shot help with the next pregnancy if I've previously had two miscarriages?
Positive pregnancy test the day after intercourse then hCG levels were 600ml/iu 2 days later? Pregnancy this soon?
Is getting MMR shot 1 month and 13 days before pregnancy safe to baby?
Actually i got rubella vaccine when i was child am i immune to this MMR ?
Yes: Many ob's will do a rubella antibody test to see if your childhood vaccine has actually kept you immune. Years ago when only one was given, as many as 5-10% may not have been fully protected. The issue is so important a repeat is considered proper if your levels are low. The shot does its thing in the first 2wks after its given so 6 weeks out you have no reason to worry about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blighted ovum 5 weeks tuesday took misoprostol and rubella shot. When to try pregnancy again. 3 yrs b4 miscarriage d&c 5 weeks preg. Really want baby.
No sooner than 6-8wk: General recommendation is after rubella vaccine you should wait at minimal 4 weeks. After a miscarriage, general recommendation is after you have had one menstrual cycle. Waiting 6-8 weeks is a safe margin to start trying again. You should followup closely with your ob/gyn doctor for pregnancy planning. They can make some helpful recommendation for successful pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mother has it: Rubella can only reach a baby in the womb if it travels there through mothers blood. If the mom was immunized or had it as a kid, she will never have rubella enter her blood. If she did not, she could be exposed to anyone with it and get the disease. During mothers illness, which is usually mild, the germ enters baby and cause permanent damage. ...Read more
Hard to know: Rubella during pregnancy is known to cause miscarriage, or fetal deaths but the numbers are hard to come by.It can be a mild flu like illness in mom that triggers an early miscarriage & is never recognized.Birth defects in baby approach 85% for infection in the first 12 wks, dropping to ~50% from 12-16 wks. The earlier the infection the worse the general outcome.Sad but preventable by vaccines. ...Read more
Confusing question: There is no Rubella IGM Virus that I know of.There is a common screening test for IGM antibody created after a rubella infection. If you have high IGM levels indicating a recent rubella infection, it is worrisome.Rubella during pregnancy can lead to injury to the eyes, ears and other organs.Babies can be born deaf, blind and with other defects. ...Read more
Should not: IgM (immunoglobulin M) is a class of antibodies that are produced in the early phase of an acute infection. Later antibodies of the IgG class are formed. Past infection or vaccination leads to positive IgG antiboies. If IgM antibodies are positive, the test should be first repeated to ensure it is not false positive. If it is truly positive it suggests acute infection with Rubella. ...Read more
Hello dr. I had an abortion of 5 weeks pregnancy because there was no growth.Rubella test after abortion showed as positive.Can i plan for next baby?
?question confusing?: A positive rubella test could show a recent or long past infection. If recent, it might have been the issue with no growth, if long past, something else was likely the cause.If yours is now + you won't need to worry about rubella for future pregnancies. As long as your system has recovered from the procedure, i see no reason not to try. ...Read more
At least a month: If your rubella titer is non immune, you should receive a rubella vaccine at least 1 month before you become pregnant. Receiving it too close to your pregnancy may affect your unborn child. There are good guidelines on the CDC website to guide you along. Congratulations for thinking about the safety of your unborn child. ...Read more
Depends: The rubella blood test is checking to see if you are immune to the rubella virus. Rubella, also known as german measles, can cause problems for the baby if the mom gets it while pregnant. If igg is positive then she is immune and she doesn't need to worry about german measles. If negative she needs to avoid sick people with rash, and get immunized after delivery. ...Read more
No: That titer is consistent with old infection, not active infection. There is no issue. ...Read more
In 14th week of pregnancy rubella IgG antibodies is 52.10 . Is normal or needs some attention? My baby is affected or not?
Rubella IGG: This is good news. It means that you had rubella, aka german measles, in the past and are now immune to it and so cannot fall sick with it during your pregnancy. This is important since getting rubella while pregnant is dangerous for the growing baby. Best wishes for a very healthy baby. ...Read more
i'm not pregnant.But i want to have a baby. Clinical test shows that my rubella lgg = 70.8 and rubella lgm=2.66. Can i go for pregnancy?
Rubella IgM...: ...Is probably detectable because of a relatively recent immunization; the igg is measured in different units in different places, but this is a parameter you want to be high as it reflects immunity to this disease. Low rubella igg would suggest doing the MMR shot first, then waiting 3 mo before trying to become pregnant. ...Read more
Hi i'm not pregnant.My rubella lgg =70.8 iu/ml , normal range is borderline8-11, positive>11, my rubella lgm=2.66it's positive>1.1-can i go for pregnancy?
Rubella titer: Ok, let's clarify, your igg is 70.8 and normal is over 11, so this means you're immune and won't get sick again. I am not sure why igm was done in your case. Igm is done only when acute infection is suspected. In that case, igg would be low. ...Read more
I am not immune to rubella. I had my levels checked at the start of my pregnancy. I had the vax in 2007 after the birth of my 1st child because I wasn't immune then either. Apparently my immunity wears off. Do I need to vax again? Baby is 1 month old
Immune evaluation: If you have had no response to the vaccine in 2007 , you should consider getting another booster and check for antibody titer in 30-45 days after. Assuming the vaccine was stored & handled properly, the lack of response may warrant an immune evaluation . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rubella IgM: IgM means recent infection and chances of transmission vertically to fetus are rather high. Universal vaccination was started because it is very difficult to treat a baby born with rubella infection and I am unaware of an effective treatment for fetus. In such a case, would recommend working closely with infectious disease doctor and perinatologist to monitor the fetus to explore the options. ...Read more
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