MR & Rubella Immunization?
At noon, recently I heard her say for MR u0026amp; Rubella should not be done in pregnant women, if you want to be immunized before you get pregnant. Please explain, thank you
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Measles Rubella (MR) immunization is an immunization to prevent measles and rubella. Both of these diseases will be very dangerous if experienced by pregnant women. The fetus of the mother can be disabled from birth. Therefore, women are recommended to also get these immunizations before pregnancy occurs. After being given immunizations, women should wait at least 1 month before becoming pregnant or order pregnancy. This is because measles and rubella immunization contain live weakened viruses. Immunization using a live virus can provide excellent and long-lasting immunity, but like the original live virus, this immunization can cross the placenta (mother-fetal relationship) and cause the fetus to have congenital defects such as if the mother actually has measles infection and rubella. In other words, women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should not receive this immunization. If you are already pregnant, you should wait until you give birth to get this immunization. If the mother has been immunized and becomes pregnant before 1 month, no action needs to be taken. Mothers only need to have regular womb checkups to see the growth and development of the fetus. You can have further discussions with your obstetrician about what immunizations you need to get before becoming pregnant and what immunizations you need during pregnancy.
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