Identification

Author

White SJ, Boldt KL, Holditch SJ, Poland GA, Jacobson RM

Title

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella

Year

2013

Publication type

Article

Journal

Clin Obstet Gynecol

Created

2015-07-30 17:28:32.847352+00:00

Modified

2016-07-13 22:14:01.095192+00:00

Details

Volume

55

Number

2

Access

Language

English

URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3334858/
DOI

10.1097/GRF.0b013e31824df256

Accessed

2016-07-07

Extended information

Abstract

Measles, mumps, and rubella are viral diseases that may adversely affect non-immune pregnant women and their fetuses/neonates. Prevention of these diseases and their complications can be achieved through measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccination prior to pregnancy. The vaccine is contraindicated during pregnancy because it contains live, attenuated viruses that pose a theoretical risk to the fetus. However, accidental receipt of MMR vaccination is not known to cause maternal/fetal complications. MMR immunization is recommended to non-immune obstetric patients upon completion or termination of pregnancy.