Vaccines that are especially important for prior to pregnancy are the influenza (flu) vaccine and the tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine, Measles/Mumps/Rubella, and Hepatitis B. The flu shot and the Tdap shot are safe during pregnancy. Hepatitis B is permissible in certain circumstances.
Articles in this section
- Why is iron important in pregnancy?
- Why are prenatal vitamins recommended?
- When should I take prenatal vitamins?
- What vaccinations should I get prior to pregnancy?
- What type of foods should I eat in pregnancy?
- What type of environmental hazards should I try to avoid prior to pregnancy?
- What things in my environment can cause problems in pregnancy?
- What problems can use of substances like tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, illegal drugs, and prescription drugs taken for a nonmedical reason cause in pregnancy?
- What medical conditions affect pregnancy?
- What kind of questions will my clinician ask regarding preconception counseling?