Canadian guidelines will clarify some misconceptions about immunization during pregnancy

New Canadian guidelines will clarify some misconceptions about immunization during pregnancy.

It's best to review a woman's immunization status BEFORE she becomes pregnant...but sometimes this isn't possible.

Most live or attenuated vaccines (measles, mumps, rubella, etc) are avoided during pregnancy. There's concern that they might increase the risk of preterm labour and low birthweight...but there's no proof that this happens.

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