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Risk of DPT, MMR VACCINE weeks before pregnancy.

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My fiancee had following vaccinations ;

Tdap- Diphetheria,Tetanus , Pertussis ,

MMR - Measles, Mumps , Rubella ,

and influenza .

Doctor specifically outlined she cannot get pregnant in the next two or three months due to these vacinations. She got pregnant two weeks after receving all these vaccines , even though she told me she was on the pill.
Need a very honest and sound medical advice from health point of view for the baby . Is it safe to carry that pregancy or need to consider terminating due to complications that can develop in a baby. What are the all the risks :  child with syndroms  , physical deformities , organ issues in child etc  ......    We need a very thorough and sound medical advice

Vaccinations, she recived were not due to her having any disease , just as  the requirement of US government for all who permamently emigrate to US. Currently she in her 5th week of pregnacy . She does not have any medical conditions.

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Tdap is not a concern for pregnancy.
But MMR is.
However, there is no guideline which says that a woman who falls pregnant within 4 weeks of exposure to MMR vaccine, should have a pregnancy termination.
She should be counselled about the theoretical risk to the fetus, and if she is willing to take the chance, the pregnancy maybe continued.
Regarding influenza, was it live or inactivated vaccine ?
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All the best
Please feel free to discuss further.

Patient replied :

Influenza vaccine was inactivated type

That is safe during pregnancy and peri conceptional period.
So the only concern is about the MMR, and that too does not warrant termination.
A thorough counselling with a Fetal Medicine Expert is in order to understand possible complications, and you can go ahead with the pregnancy understanding all the risks, with due tests done at proper intervals.
Take care.

Dr. Aarti Vazirani
Category: Infertility Specialist
Residency: Obstetrics & Gynecolog, BJMC,Civil hospital, Ahmedabad, 2008
Post Graduate: MS (Obstetrics & Gynecology), B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, 2008
Medical School: MBBS, B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, 2004
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