Get smart about shots.
Kids aren't the only ones who need vaccinations. Many moms are surprised to learn that the CDC recommends that adults get a pertussis booster shot to ward off whooping cough. Ask your doctor about the TdaP vaccine: It contains boosters for pertussis, tetanus, and diphtheria. (You should get the shot every 10 years, but many people skip it.) Other vaccinations you may need: hepatitis A, chickenpox, and the flu shot.