MMR, or measles, mumps and rubella, is a vaccination against three
diseases once common in children. Despite the vaccination programs in
place, all three diseases still exist in the United States, though in
Which vaccinations are safe during pregnancy and which are not?
How long after I have the rubella vaccine should I wait to get pregnant?
When is it safe to get pregnant after the Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccination?
What are the symptoms of a rubella infection?
After a rubella vaccination it's recommended to not get pregnant for 28 days.
If a woman has rubella during pregnancy, the rubella virus can induce many different birth defects (known as 'Rubella Syndrome' or 'Congenital Rubella'), some of which are quite severe.