All ready to start a family, are you? Well, do get yourself screened for these illnesses that can be prevented by vaccine before you get pregnant.
All about your pre pregnancy vaccination shots
When you want to start making babies, you have to be sure you’re in tip top condition. How? Well, do get yourself screened for Rubella, Chiken Pox and Hepatitis B, as these illnesses that can be prevented by vaccine shots before you conceive.
Pre pregnancy vaccination # 1: Rubella
Rubella, or German Measles, is often not serious and only lasts three days. However, it can cause serious problems to your foetus if you are diagnosed with rubella while pregnant. There is 90% of a chance of passing the infection from a pregnant mother to the unborn child in the first trimester. If so, the baby, upon birth will be diagnosed with Congenital Rubella Syndrome which can lead to congenital heart disease, cataract and blindness.
If that has gotten you worried about any child you may have in the future, well, relax. Here, parents are usually encouraged to give their babies the MMR (mumps, measles and rubella) injection when the baby turns 12 months old. In 2006, the Ministry of Health warned that a lower-than-95-percent vaccination rate could lead to a possible outbreak of measles, a childhood disease with a death rate of 3 per thousand.