Some infectious diseases can cause serious harm to you and your unborn baby. As there is a lot of misinformation about immunisation, talk to us for expert advice in line with the latest medical research.


If you are planning on becoming pregnant, it is best to make sure your immunisations are up to date – ideally at least a month before you become pregnant.



An easy way to check your immunity is to have a simple blood test to check your immunisation status.


If your immunisations are not up to date, your doctor will recommend the necessary vaccinations and advise whether there is a required waiting period between vaccination and falling pregnant.



It is also a good idea for partners or anyone who will be in close contact with your baby to have their vaccination status checked too.


To help protect you and your baby, we recommend that you are vaccinated against (in alphabetical order):



  • Hepatitis B.
  • Influenza (flu).
  • Measles.
  • Mumps.
  • Pertussis (whooping cough) – this is safe to receive during the third trimester.
  • Rubella (German measles).
  • Varicella (chicken pox).


There is a lot of misinformation on the internet about the risks of vaccination. Please call Adelaide Obstetrics & Fertility on 08 8272 7755.