Communicable diseases such as rubella and chickenpox can seriously affect a pregnancy. Before trying to become pregnant, women should consult their physicians to make sure that their immunization is up-to-date.
There are other infections that can be fatal to a fetus for which vaccines do not exist. By taking the necessary precautions, women can protect themselves and their babies from these infections.
Rubella (German Measles)
What Is Scabies? (Healthful)
Ticks and Lyme Disease