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Pregnant. Done sonography and blood tests including rubella. Get her vaccinated for tetanus?

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My wife is 17 weeks pregnant. While we have got all sonography and blood tests done (including Rubella), someone suggested me that we need to get her vaccinated for Tetnus etc. Kindly advise
Posted Tue, 22 May 2012 in Pregnancy
Answered by Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani 18 minutes later

Thanks for posting your query.

First of all congratulations to the parents to be.

Yes, the advice given is right.

It is mandatory get vaccinated against tetanus during pregnancy, but this is not the right time.

Total 2 doses of Tetanus vaccine are required at 7 month and 8 month of pregnancy.

Your gynaecologist will advise you at the proper time.

Apart from this,

Give her good nourishing diet.
Keep regular follow up with your doctor.
Discuss with your doctor about supplementation of iron,folic acid and calcium.

Wishing you both all the very best for the time to come.

I hope this helps and clarify your concern.

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