Pregnancy Resources

ACOG Clinical Guidance

Additional ACOG Resources

  • ACOG has developed a Vaccines During Pregnancy poster. This poster supports providers and their staff on recommending the Influenza vaccine and the Tdap vaccine to all pregnant patients. 

  • ACOG has developed Frequently Asked Question tear pad's for ob-gyn's and other health care providers to to share with patients:

CDC Resources

    • Pregnant Women Need a Flu Shot! A CDC web page answers common questions about pregnant women and the flu. Additionally, hard copies of the DVD are available for ob-gyns who wish to ‘loop’ it in their offices on continuous play for patients.

    • Send a CDC E-Card to your patients reminding them of the importance of being vaccinated against seasonal influenza.

Additional Resources

      • The Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has compiled resources for new and expectant moms on a dedicated page of their website. Resources include information about Infectious Diseases and Pregnancy as well as vaccine information and answers to common concerns.

      • The California Department of Public Health has developed the following resources:
      • National Vaccine Advisory Committee: Reducing Patient and Provider Barriers to Maternal Immunizations:


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Maternal benefits of immunization during pregnancy. Swamy GK, Beigi RH. Vaccine. 2015 Nov 25;33(47):6436-40. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.08.035. Epub 2015 Sep 16.

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Sukumaran L, McCarthy N,  Kharbanda E, McNiel M, Naleway A, Klein N, et al. Association of Tdap Vaccination With Acute Events and Adverse Birth Outcomes Among Pregnant Women With Prior Tetanus-Containing Immunizations. JAMA. October 20, 2015. 314 (15): 1581-1587.

Sukumaran L, McCarthy N,  Kharbanda E, Weintraub E, Vazquez-Benitez G, McNeil, M. et al. Safety of Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid, and Acellular Pertussis and Influenza Vaccinations in PregnancyObstetrics & Gynecology. November 2015. 126 (5);1075-1084.

Swamy, Greeta K., Heine, R. Phillips. Vaccinations for Pregnant Women. Obstet Gynecol. 2014.

Rasmussen SA, Watson AK, Kennedy ED, Broder KR, Jamieson DJ. Vaccines and pregnancy: past, present, and future. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2014 Jun;19(3):161-9. Epub 2013 Dec 17

Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Pregnant Women, United States 2013-14 Influenza Season. MMWR. (2014) 63(37);816-821.

Swamy, Greeta K., Heine, R. Phillips. Vaccinations for Pregnant WomenObstet Gynecol. 0:1–15 DOI: 10.1097/AOG.

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