Your fetus can get proper nutrition and immunization from you. That’s why you need to be more careful when you eat. After being pregnant, you not only eat for yourself but also for your little upcoming baby. You don’t want her to become underweight or have her some serious disease.
As your baby can have immunization from yourself, you should also bear in mind that your baby can also have some serious disease from you too. Obviously, you don’t want her to get a disease. If the mom has a disease, her fetus can also have it if the virus or the bacteria that causes the disease can cross the placenta barrier.
Vaccines can prevent your child to fight against diseases; image source: medscape.net
Thanks to medical science as they have helped you to fight against those diseases throughout the vaccination process. In this article, we will discuss those vaccines that should a pregnant mom get before giving birth to her child.
Hepatitis B vaccine
The virus which causes hepatitis, which can cause damage to the liver and also create other life-threatening conditions, is named Hepatitis B virus. This virus can cross the placenta, the main barrier that covers your fetus and helps him to be safe. As the virus can cross this barrier it can affect your child. If you have the risk to have this disease when you are pregnant, for making sure that your fetus should be healthy, just get this Hepatitis B vaccine. It will help.
Hepatitis B virus can attack your liver and causes the death of liver cells; Image source: stdgov.com
This vaccine will help you and your child to fight against Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis. This three diseases can cause a severe problem if they attack your baby. Think about Tetanus. It can attack your baby and cause paralysis to the muscle of your child resulting in difficulty to the movement. It can also cause paralysis to the respiratory muscle culminating into difficulty in breathing. This can also lead to death.
Pertussis can also be called whooping cough. If your baby has this disease, you will find it difficult to identify the disease. The sign and symptoms are not so common.
Diphtheria can also cause the paralysis of the respiratory muscles for which shortening of breath can be seen in this condition which is really a troublesome condition. When you are pregnant, your doctor will ask you to have this vaccine for the safety measure of both you and your child.
Tdap vaccine should be given to the pregnant mom to fight against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis; Image source: kpbs.org
Influenza which is often termed to baby flu can also cause severe casualties to your child. Your baby will have a runny nose, headache, fever, nausea, vomiting. Sometimes it can also cause paralysis to the respiratory muscle which can eventually lead to shortening of breath. If the virus goes to the systemic circulation then it can also cause some terrific situation.
MMR vaccine is for measles, mumps and rubella virus. Some doctors suggest not to have this vaccine during pregnancy as this vaccine has life attenuated virus in its component. Recent research found that you can have this vaccine one or more month before your delivery date. Rubella can cause a birth defect. So miscarriage can be seen if you suffer this. Measles and mumps can also cause damage to your newborn child. So MMR vaccine can help you to develop immunity against those viruses.
A single dose of vaccine can help your child to become healthy; Image source: Healthline.com
You can also have a pneumococcal vaccine if you are at high risk to develop any pneumococcal disease. Pneumococcal viruses are so dangerous that they can do harm to the systemic level. Such as Meningitis, cardiac problem, lung problem, kidney disease. So make sure that you have this vaccine at the proper time and confirm your babies safety.
If you lose any vaccines that are mentioned above in your time of pregnancy then you can also have them after giving birth to your child. Remember, these vaccines are so much important to have as you have seen that these can cause severe casualties and damage to your newborn child.