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Maternal immunization to benefit the mother, fetus, and infant.

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Swamy, GK; Garcia-Putnam, R
Published in: Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am
December 2014

Pregnant women are at risk for the same infectious diseases as nonpregnant individuals and often have increased morbidity and mortality associated with infection. Thus, immunizing women during pregnancy with recommended vaccines provides direct maternal benefit. Furthermore, maternal immunization has the potential for both fetal and infant benefit by preventing adverse pregnancy outcomes and infection during early life through passive immunity. This article reviews current knowledge on the importance and benefits of maternal immunization, which are 3-fold: protecting the mother from antepartum infection; reducing poor pregnancy and fetal outcomes; and providing immunity for infants during the first few months of life.

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Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am

DOI

EISSN

1558-0474

Publication Date

December 2014

Volume

41

Issue

4

Start / End Page

521 / 534

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Whooping Cough
  • United States
  • Public Health
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious
  • Pregnancy
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Obstetrics & Reproductive Medicine
  • Mothers
  • Mass Screening
  • Influenza, Human
 

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Swamy, G. K., & Garcia-Putnam, R. (2014). Maternal immunization to benefit the mother, fetus, and infant. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am, 41(4), 521–534. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ogc.2014.08.001
Swamy, Geeta K., and Rebecca Garcia-Putnam. “Maternal immunization to benefit the mother, fetus, and infant.Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 41, no. 4 (December 2014): 521–34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ogc.2014.08.001.
Swamy GK, Garcia-Putnam R. Maternal immunization to benefit the mother, fetus, and infant. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2014 Dec;41(4):521–34.
Swamy, Geeta K., and Rebecca Garcia-Putnam. “Maternal immunization to benefit the mother, fetus, and infant.Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am, vol. 41, no. 4, Dec. 2014, pp. 521–34. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.ogc.2014.08.001.
Swamy GK, Garcia-Putnam R. Maternal immunization to benefit the mother, fetus, and infant. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2014 Dec;41(4):521–534.
Journal cover image

Published In

Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am

DOI

EISSN

1558-0474

Publication Date

December 2014

Volume

41

Issue

4

Start / End Page

521 / 534

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Whooping Cough
  • United States
  • Public Health
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious
  • Pregnancy
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Obstetrics & Reproductive Medicine
  • Mothers
  • Mass Screening
  • Influenza, Human