Tag: whooping cough

Vaccination in Pregnancy: It Doesn’t Have to Be a Painful Decision

Vaccination in Pregnancy: It Doesn’t Have to Be a Painful Decision

By Beth Conover, APRN, CGC MotherToBaby Nebraska, UNMC   “I am 20 weeks pregnant…when is it safe to get my flu shot?”  The texted quest ...
New study: don’t skip your Tdap vaccine

New study: don’t skip your Tdap vaccine

The March of Dimes recommends pregnant women receive the Tdap vaccine at 27 to 36 weeks of pregnancy. This vaccine protects against pertussis (also ca ...
Two vaccines that every grandparent needs

Two vaccines that every grandparent needs

Infants are at risk of serious complications from both whooping cough and the flu. Grandparents, caregivers, and anyone who is going to be in contact ...

Do adults really need vaccines?

Jennifer and Will hope to start a family later this year. Do either of them need vaccines before trying to conceive? Sophia is pregnant with her se ...
Colds and pregnancy

Colds and pregnancy

You know the symptoms—a runny nose, sore throat, stuffy head, coughing, and congestion. Catching a cold while you are pregnant won’t hurt you or your ...
Did you get your pertussis vaccine?

Did you get your pertussis vaccine?

Pertussis, also referred to as whooping cough, is a respiratory infection that is easily spread and very dangerous for a baby. Pertussis can cause sev ...
Teach grandparents about pertussis

Teach grandparents about pertussis

The Sounds of Pertussis ® Campaign’s new online resource Grandparents’ Corner is here! Check out this customized resource developed in part by leading ...
Pertussis on the rise again

Pertussis on the rise again

Some states, like Colorado and Texas, are reporting near record numbers of pertussis (whooping cough) cases this year. The number of pertussis cases i ...
The battle against pertussis

The battle against pertussis

Actress and mother of two Sarah Michelle Gellar has joined March of Dimes and Sanofi Pasteur on the Sounds of Pertussis® Campaign to help raise awaren ...

A holiday gift of health

Whether you’re young or old, help give the gift of good health by getting vaccinated against pertussis. New parents should ask grandparents eager to h ...