Should I Have TT Immunization In My Second Pregnancy?

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Hi, before I got married I gave the injection (I forgot what the injection was called) and after marriage I got pregnant and I injected it.. so that my child doesn’t get infected with viruses.. And last year I thank God I was pregnant.. if this year I plan to get pregnant again, what do I need to do? injected again? info please..

1 Answer:

Hello, Icha Marisa, thanks for asking HealthReplies.com.

If you mean premarital vaccinations, then if you've completed all the series, you don't need to do it again. Check your vaccination history again at the doctor or health facility that treated you before marriage, to find out the need for immunization. Meanwhile, the vaccination that can be done during pregnancy is the TT (Tetanus Toxoid) immunization. In the first pregnancy, the recommendation is TT immunization at least 2 times with a minimum distance of 4 weeks. In the 2nd pregnancy, the doctor will recommend the TT vaccination as a booster. The 3rd injection provides 5 years of defense. If you have completed the TT immunization 5 times, then the body has received protection from tetanus infection for 25 years. But to be sure, you should see your MCH (mother and child health) book or ask the health worker (can be a midwife, doctor, or obstetrician) who handled your first pregnancy about what immunizations/injections you have received.

If you are planning to become pregnant with your 2nd child, there are several things that must be considered so that the pregnancy goes well both from the mother's side and the prospective fetus, such as the age of the mother during pregnancy, the mother's health condition, the readiness of the mother and father in terms of physical, mental, and social aspects. economy. It's best to consult a doctor about physical and mental preparation for the second pregnancy.

So, hopefully useful.

Regards, dr. Sarah Rizqia.

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