Get the German Measles Vaccine Before You Try to Conceive
The risk to the developing baby is greatest during the first month of pregnancy, when the risk of affect is about 50/50. By the third month of pregnancy, the risk of the baby being affected by such exposure drops to just 10 percent. Note: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control recently reduced the waiting period before attempting to conceive after a rubella immunization. Instead of having to put your baby-makin' plans on hold for three months—the previous recommendation—you can now start trying to conceive 28 days after your shot.