Another question: blood work says i'm not immune to rubella (which i assume means the MMR i had 30 years ago has worn off). other than staying away from kids with measles.. will they recommend getting vaccinated, or is that not safe while pregnant? thanks in advance-
i cant imagine that they would expose you to that during pregnancy. A vaccination is enough exposure so that your body can create an immunity.. soo.. like i said.. i doubt that they would expose you to rubella while you are pregnant.. They will probably recommend that you get the vaccine soon after birth..
Women known to be pregnant should not receive the MMR vaccine, and pregnancy should be avoided for four weeks following vaccination with MMR. This is because the vaccine contains live virus.
Ask your doctor about precautions you need to take and dont stress about it, many many women are not immune to rubella.
Hi, this is the info I got from the book given to me by my ob/gyn called "Your pregnancy and birth" written by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Here is what is says about vaccines.
The following vaccines usually are not given during pregnancy as a rule bute the benefits may outweigh the risks if you're likely to come in contact with the infections:
The following vaccines contain a live virus and should be avoided during pregnancy:
Hope the info helps
ok, thanks. i'm gonna call my kids' doc and make sure their vaccinations are all good. my oldest is 7 and goes to public school so most of the kids there should be vaccinated, but i understand they can be exempted for religious/philosophical objections to vaccines (we live in California)....?
I am 20+ weeks pregnant and am not immune. My dr ran the test at my first appointment, it came back at a level of 8, it needs to be at least 10 to have immunity. My dr told me that they will not vaccinate a pregnant woman, and that I had to be VERY careful not to be near anyone with measles or rubella. My dr told me that they will vaccinate me as soon as the baby is born!!
I have to be tested every time I change jobs. Sometimes I test positive, sometimes negative. When I test neg, they redo it and surprisingly, it's always been positive so far. You might be immune after all. Have them repeat it if you want, or just wait and get the vaccine after you deliver. It won't hurt to have it again.
I'm not immune anymore either. Like everyone else says they'll just give you a shot before you leave the hospital. No biggie. It's very rare to be exposed to it. It's possible, but really not likely. You should be careful around sick people, but that is true anyway. Now, you can't get pregant for three months after getting the shot, but as my doctor says, "Why would you want to!"
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