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Sunday, 30 April 2017

TDap vaccine and pregnancy

The TDap vaccine started to be given to pregnant women in 2011 and this is when fetal deaths started to outnumber infant deaths for the first time. There has been a study showing that TDaP vaccine increases rate of miscarriage by 16.7% in the third trimester. And since it's the third trimester it's considered a fetal death.
That is pretty significant, given that the U.S. has highest first-day infant mortality out of industrialized world, group reports
A new report reveals that the United States has the highest first-day infant death rate out of all the industrialized countries in the world.
About 11,300 newborns die within 24 hours of their birth in the U.S. each year, 50 percent more first-day deaths than all other industrialized countries combined, the report's authors stated.
The 14th annual State of the World's Mothers report, put together by non-profit organization Save the Children, ranked 168 countries according to where the best places to be a mother would be. Criteria included child mortality, maternal mortality, the economic status of women, educational achievement and political representation of women.
Because of their high infant mortality rates, the U.S. only ranked number 30 this year on the report, down five spots from the 2012 report. Save the Children CEO Carolyn Miles told CBSNews.com she was shocked to find that out that the U.S. did so poorly.