This topic can evoke several questions and opinions. Vaccines are crucial in protecting you and your baby during pregnancy. Inactivated vaccines, including flu and Tdap vaccines, are safe during pregnancy. However, live-attenuated vaccines like MMR and varicella are not recommended during pregnancy due to the risk they pose to the developing baby. If you plan to get pregnant, it’s best to get these vaccines at least four weeks before conception. Your trusted healthcare provider can provide more information and guidance on which vaccines are safe for you and your baby and what timing would be optimal. Check out our vaccine resources to learn more about how vaccines can help keep you and your baby healthy.