I Am Pregnant. Are Immunizations Safe Before Giving Birth?

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Pregnancy can be a great and fulfilling time for you, but it can be daunting to learn the dos and don'ts during pregnancy. Many things change once you are pregnant, from the activities you can do to the foods and drinks you can have. Our prenatal care providers are here to help you navigate the new world you are in, and that includes immunizations and other pregnancy changes. Schedule a consultation with Health Services of North Texas to learn more about what immunizations you should get during your pregnancy.

What is prenatal care?

Prenatal care visits are designed to take care of both the pregnant mother and the child. Visits vary but can consist of tests, exams, labs, medical history, ultrasounds, and more. Our team also offers referrals to specialists if needed. Throughout your pregnancy, you will be scheduled for multiple visits based on your pregnancy risk level and other factors. Over the course of your pregnancy, our team will conduct different tests and exams on an as-needed basis. Prenatal care is an essential part of a healthy and successful pregnancy.

Can I get immunizations while I am pregnant?

Immunizations are not only approved for use during pregnancy, they are even suggested in some cases. The CDC has stated that those who are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding should receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This is because you are at a higher risk of getting extremely sick and having pregnancy complications if you contract COVID-19. If you are planning to become pregnant, it is important to have immunizations, such as the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella), whooping cough, hepatitis A & B, and a yearly influenza vaccine. These vaccines help prevent diseases or even the death of your unborn child. However, some live vaccines are not recommended for pregnant women. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, contact Health Services of North Texas to learn more about which vaccines can best protect you and your child.

Why should I get immunizations before, during, and after pregnancy?

Immunizations not only protect you throughout your pregnancy, but they can also help keep your unborn child safe in and outside of the womb. The antibodies you develop in response to vaccines can pass through the placenta and give protection to babies in their early life. Our office offers family immunizations to help you get the care you need before, during, and after your pregnancy.

Where can I get immunizations to protect myself and my child during pregnancy?

Immunizations and prenatal care can help you have a successful and healthy pregnancy. Immunizations are not only safe during pregnancy, but some are highly suggested to help keep you and your unborn child safe during this time. Some immunizations you may want to get include influenza, COVID-19, whooping cough, MMR, Hepatitis A & B, and others. Our team is here to help you have the best and easiest pregnancy possible. We have offices in Denton, Wylie, and Plano, TX. Our providers can help you navigate pregnancy and all of the things that go with it. Contact Health Services of North Texas for a full consultation on the overall state of your pregnancy and other health issues. To schedule an appointment with Health Services of North Texas, click here.