Pregnancy and vaccines

Many fairly common infections can be very dangerous to babies, both before and after their birth.  To help prevent these diseases, the CDC recommends several vaccinations for pregnant mothers and close family members.  These recommended vaccinations include Rubella and hepatitis B before you get pregnant, and getting a flu and tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (TDaP) shot during your third trimester.  Also, family members or anyone else who will be in close contact with the baby should also receive their flu and TDaP shots to help protect the baby.