The MMR vaccine is an important consideration for women who are planning to become pregnant.
Dr. Jason Bowling, from UT Health San Antonio, explains its importance. The vaccine protects against measles, mumps and rubella. Rubella poses serious risks for pregnant woman and their unborn babies.
According to Dr. Bowling, “If a pregnant woman gets rubella, they could have a miscarriage, they could have a stillbirth or they could have congenital rubella syndrome, which can cause heart defects and lead to sight and hearing loss.”
Women should get the vaccine prior to pregnancy. Pregnant women should not get vaccinated.
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