There are some infections that can harm your baby if you get them when you are pregnant. One of these is Rubella (German Measles). This infection can be prevented by having a vaccination more than one month before you are pregnant (not in pregnancy itself). Most women in the UK have already had this vaccination, known as ‘MMR’ and are immune.

If you think that you may not be immune, you should discuss this with your GP who can check and arrange vaccination if necessary.  Information about vaccinations in general can be found here. While further information on vaccinations recommended during pregnancy can be found here.