Janice Villanueva is the founder of Mommy Mundo ,  She is a great active mom at the same time a successful entrepreneur. I wish that my mom is also like her.

I had the chance to meet her at Rockwell Powerplant Mall and it was a very nice experience learning about motherhood specially knowing the tips to ensure a safe pregnancy , I would like to dedicate this post to Joylyn Saison because I used to tell her to ensure a safe pregnancy. Vince can testify on that

Vaccination for Infanticipating Mommies 

You’ve shortlisted possible ninongs and ninangs, gotten the names down pat and even picked out baby outfits for his or her first birthday – surely you haven’t missed anything in planning for your baby. Or haven’t you really?

Pre-natal vaccination is often forgotten in whirlwind of preparations for having a baby. But as Infanticipating: Your Ultimate Guide to Motherhood—the first pregnancy guidebook written by Filipinas for Filipinas, expecting mothers, immunization is a crucial step. For example, if a woman gets german measles (rubella), while she is pregnant, the fetus is at increased risk for a variety of problems, including deafness, heart problems, cataracts of the eyes, and mental retardation.

On the other hand, if a pregnant woman gets chicken pox, she places her baby at risk for congenital varicella. And unlike regular chicken pox which just leads to unsightly scars, this can lead to weakening or withering of the arms and legs (atrophy) and eye abnormalities.

With this, doctors recommend that Infanticipating mommies—who’re in the stage of planning for their babies--should already get their shots against german measles and chicken pox. Of course, preventive care for babies only begins in pre-natal vaccination. Vaccination against rotavirus and pneumococcal diseases are advised for very young children.

Below are other handy tips to ensure a safe pregnancy journey:
• Preconceptional immunization of women to prevent disease in the offspring is preferred to vaccination of pregnant women> this eliminates risk to the fetus when the mother is unvaccinated and acquire certain viral infections during pregnancy.
• Do avoid over-crowded areas where the risk of viral infection is high.
• If you are pregnant and think you’ve been exposed to a person with suspected measles, mumps, German measles or chickenpox, see your doctor right away.
• After giving birth, ask your doctor about the recommended postpartum vaccines for you and other household members who might be in close contact with your newborn. Bring your newborn to a pediatrician and ask about early and complete protection through vaccination.
Meanwhile, here’s a handy guide on the importance of vaccination and preventive healthcare among Infanticipating mommies and young children:

Pre-Natal Vaccination
Disease When are women most susceptible? About the Disease
(German Measles) Filipinas 11-30 years old, have a 38% chance of exposure to rubella

• Can cause birth defects if the woman contracts the disease during pregnancy
• Based on a clinical study, 64.70% of expectant mothers in their first trimester of pregnancy actually developed the disease
• The resulting birth defects are called Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS)
• Can cause cataracts, heart defects, deafness, brain damage, mental retardation, bone alterations, and liver and spleen damage in the infant
Varicella (Chickenpox) • If contracted during weeks 13-20 of pregnancy, there is a 2% chance of live births being affected by Congenital Varicella Syndrome (CVS)
• If affected in late pregnancy, the newborn may suffer from Varicella within 5 days of birth
• If a woman is affected with the disease during pregnancy, there is an increased chance of her contracting severe pneumonia
• CVS can cause severe damage like scarring, brain damage, low birth weight, and complications to the baby’s neurologic system

Disease The Age of Children at Risk About the Disease When should the vaccine be given? Diseases the Vaccine Will Protect Your Child From Rotavirus 0-6 years
 • It can cause infants and young children to suffer from severe diarrhea, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, and metabolic acidosis.
• It is the cause of death of more than 600,000 children both in developed and developing countries As early as 6 weeks and Pneumococcal Diseases Children under 5 years old
 • Pneumococcal diseases include invasive ones, such as meningitis, sepsis, bacteremia, and pneumonia, and other common diseases such as acute otitis media (middle ear infection).
• 1 out of 3 Filipino children diagnosed with invasive pneumococcal diseases (IPD) dies.

It may be administered to infants from six weeks to six months of age on a 6, 10, 14 weeks of age, or 2-4-6 month schedule.
This also helps protect children against diseases such as meningitis, blood
infection, pneumonia and ear infection caused by ten serotypes of pneumococcal

Pertussis All ages
• Better known as the whooping cough
• Common symptoms mimic the common cough and flu
• If left untreated, it can cause 400,000 deaths per year
• Most of the victims are often infants
Booster shots should be administered at 4 years of age and every 10 years after.

Regards to my friend Joylyn Saison, have a safe pregnancy girl !

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