Pregnant? - Protecting your baby from Whooping Cough
Whopping cough is an infection of the respiratory system caused by the bacterium Bordetella Pertussis. It mainly affects babies younger than 6 months old who are not yet protected by immunisations.
Whopping cough is a serious disease that can lead to pneumonia and permanent brain damage. Babies affected by whopping cough may need admission to hospital and there are risks to babies' lives.
Expectant mothers can help protect their babies by getting themselves vaccinated against whopping cough from week 28 of their pregnancy.
See your OBGYN to discuss about vaccination.
Information from NHS UK.