What Vaccines Do You Need Before and During Pregnancy?

What Vaccines Should You Get Post-Pregnancy?

Now is the time to catch up on any vaccines you may have been unable to get during pregnancy or before becoming pregnant, such as the MMR and chickenpox vaccines. Moms who are breastfeeding can get vaccinated according to a normal adult vaccination schedule.

If you're due for a Td booster, your doctor will probably recommend the version that also protects against pertussis, also known as whooping cough. This version may also be recommended in certain situations during pregnancy, such as when the mom-to-be is at high risk for pertussis.

Women younger than 26 should also consider getting the new HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine that helps protect against cervical cancer. The shot isn't recommended during pregnancy because studies haven't yet determined its safety for a developing baby.

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