Influenza (Flu) is a very contagious disease that spreads around the United States every year, usually between October and May. Anyone can get the flu, but pregnancy can put you at a higher risk of flu complications if you were to get it. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older gets vaccinated for flu every flu season. Talk to your OB/GYN provider about getting the flu vaccine during your pregnancy.
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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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