Measles, mumps, and rubella

Sarah J. White, Kristi L. Boldt, Sara J. Holditch, Gregory A. Poland, Robert M. Jacobson

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Measles, mumps, and rubella are viral diseases that may adversely affect nonimmune pregnant women and their fetuses/neonates. Prevention of these diseases and their complications can be achieved through measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccination before 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 nonimmune obstetric patients upon completion or termination of pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)550-559
Number of pages10
JournalClinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2012


  • Measles-mumps-rubella vaccine
  • congenital rubella syndrome
  • measles
  • mumps
  • obstetrics
  • rubella

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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