The Danger Of Not Getting A TT Vaccine While Pregnant
In the doc, I was carrying 8 months, and this is the 5th pregnancy, I want to ask the doc, in my 1st to 4th pregnancy I was always given a TT injection, in this 5th pregnancy I was not given a TT injection, is it dangerous for the fetus that I conceive to dock, if I cannot get a TT injection, whereas I have opened geogle he said if a pregnant woman does not get a TT injection it will be dangerous to the fetus or cause death to the fetus, please explain to the doctor
Hello Dina, thank you for asking to HealthReplies.com.
Let me introduce myself, Dr. Rio will answer your question.
Pregnancy is a process of conceiving a baby in the womb. During this process the mother is required to be able to maintain her personal health, and monitor the progress of the pregnancy by exercising regular, periodic control to the midwife, or doctor. Apart from that the nutritional intake of pregnant women greatly affects the development of the fetus in the womb.
Responding to your question about injecting vaccines against toxoid (TT) in pregnant women is highly recommended. Given that tetanus is a disease that is dangerous to themselves, and still exists in Indonesia. Tetanus itself can occur due to bacterium Clostridium tetani. The bacteria can enter through contaminated wounds of soil or animal feces, or wounds caused by rusty objects, apart from that non-sterile medical measures can also carry these bacteria. This is what underlies the recommended TT vaccine in pregnant women. I will correct your statement about not injecting TT causing death in the fetus, I feel is not quite right. However, if the TT does not inject the baby will be at risk of tetanus newborns so that it can cause death. Well, the problem is that this will not happen even without TT injection. Childbirth by medical personnel must put forward the principle of sterility. For you to remember that your pregnancy has entered 8 months, I suggest you consult an obstetrician for the problem of TT vaccination at the age of pregnancy trismester 3. If it can not be done, then you do not need to worry too much, you should give birth at least in the hospital to minimize the occurrence of contamination in labor, especially when cutting the umbilical cord.
That's all my answer, thank you very much :)