Only you can give your baby protection against whooping cough before your little one is even born. Talk to your provider about getting the whooping cough vaccine (called Tdap) during your third trimester.
Whooping cough is a serious disease that can be harmful to infants. Unfortunately, babies don’t get vaccinated and start building protection against whooping cough until they are two months old. Avoid this gap in protection by getting the whooping cough vaccine during the third trimester of your pregnancy. By doing so, you pass antibodies to your baby before birth. These antibodies help protect your baby in the first few months of life.
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