What To Think About
- If a woman who wants to become pregnant has not had rubella, she can receive a shot (vaccination) to help protect her against getting the disease. But she must wait 1 month after she gets the shot before becoming pregnant to fully protect her baby.
- A woman should not get a rubella shot while she is pregnant, and she should avoid people who have or may have rubella.
- A rubella Reference virus culture Opens New Window is not often done because it is a more difficult test.
- Exposure to rubella in the third Reference trimester Opens New Window may not be as serious since the baby (Reference fetus Opens New Window) is fully developed. But these babies can have the infection and be contagious.
- If congenital rubella is suspected, both the mother and her baby need blood tests.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference August 31, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Reference W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease