Tag: whooping cough

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 you ...
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 ...