Immunizations for Women
Immunization is the process that protects your body from disease. According to OB-GYN Montgomery County Dr. Rania Ibrahim, when your immune system is subjected to something unfamiliar – such as bacteria or viruses – it creates antibodies to attack those potential threats.
These antibodies can also help your body identify and fight those threats if you are ever exposed to them in the future. Vaccines are a safe way to develop the protection that will keep you safe from disease.
Active vaccines: In active immunization, vaccines contain agents that imitate bacteria or viruses, thereby causing your immune system to create antibodies.
Some active vaccines contain damaged forms of bacteria or viruses in which the agents are alive, but their harmful parts have been eliminated.
Passive vaccines: In the passive form of immunization, vaccines include the antibodies that fight against bacteria or viruses. This type of immunization doesn’t last very long, but it can be useful for someone who has recently been exposed to a disease.
Some diseases are especially harmful for women who are pregnant and their babies. A mother’s immunity can protect her baby during pregnancy and typically for the baby’s first six to 12 months of life.
Are the immunizations safe?
The most common side effects reported are tenderness and swelling at the place where the injection was administered. At times – but very rarely – vaccines cause a minor fever.
Scientific research indicates that most types of vaccines are safe for pregnant women and all types of vaccines are safe for women who are breastfeeding.
If you are planning to become pregnant, it’s important to speak with your OB-GYN to ensure that your immunizations are current. If you are already pregnant, immunization with some types of vaccines is still possible.
Following are the immunizations you should discuss with your Montgomery County OB-GYN:
- Rubella (German measles);
- Hepatitis B;
- Seasonal and H1N1 influenza vaccines;
- Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis;
- Other vaccines that may be necessary.
If you would like more information regarding immunization requirements and need expert advice from a reputable and personable OB-GYN Montgomery TX residents rely on the professional and caring staff at New Beginnings OB-GYN under the direction of Dr. Rania Ibrahim your female OB-GYN at her office in Conroe TX.
Don’t wait – call us today at (936) 441-8635 to schedule your confidential consultation.
New Beginnings OB-GYN proudly serves the residents of Montgomery County, Conroe, Willis, The Woodlands and Spring, Texas.
Note: Hospital deliveries and procedures are conveniently offered at Conroe Regional Medical Center, CHI-St Luke’s-The Woodlands, and Memorial Herman Medical Center-The Woodlands.
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New Beginnings OB-GYN proudly serves the residents of Montgomery County, Conroe, The Woodlands, Spring, and Magnolia, Texas.
Note: Hospital deliveries and procedures are conveniently offered at Conroe Regional Medical Center, CHI-St Luke’s-The Woodlands, and Memorial Hermann Medical Center-The Woodlands