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My wife just got done taking a medical examination for her

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My wife just got done taking a medical examination for her visa interview to come to the United States.
After the exam the doctor told her not to get pregnant, not to lift anything heavy, not to do any type of exercise for three months. I understand that she needs to take it easy, but her interview is scheduled in one month, and she will be travelling, and travelling there can be a pain where she is. She might be lifting certain things and will be walking a lot. Also why can't she get pregnant for three months? Do you know why the doctor may have said three months?

This is what the USCIS website says regarding which vaccines she needed.

The following vaccinations are required for immigration purposes:

Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Influenza
Influenza type b (Hib)
Measles
Meningococcal
Mumps
Penumococcal
Pertussis
Polio
Rotavirus
Rubella
Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids
Varicella
For the Panel Physician Technical Instructions relating to the vaccination requirements, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

My wife took three of these shots, I don't know which ones though.
Many Thanks for your time and help.

Dr. Pfeiffer :

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Dr. Pfeiffer :

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the vaccines that contain live viruses...such as the MMR and certainly forms of the Polio vaccine may cause problems with pregnancy...such as miscarriage or fetal death later in pregnancy.






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It's a general recommendation to avoid pregnancy for 3 months after receiving these vaccines.



Dr. Pfeiffer :

And the varicella vaccine too...I didn't see that one the first time.

Customer:

Ok, and the heavy lifting and excessive activity?

Dr. Pfeiffer :

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Customer:

I see two sentences, is that the whole answer?

Dr. Pfeiffer :

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the vaccines that contain live viruses...such as the MMR and certainly forms of the Polio vaccine may cause problems with pregnancy...such as miscarriage or fetal death later in pregnancy.



Dr. Pfeiffer :

It's a general recommendation to avoid pregnancy for 3 months after receiving these vaccines.

Customer:

oh ok, thank you but can she do work and exercise?

Dr. Pfeiffer :

ok...so, I think that's mostly a comfort measure.

Dr. Pfeiffer :

with any of these vaccines one can experience fever, muscle aches, fatigue..etc.

Customer:

I see, ok thanks for all your help

Dr. Pfeiffer :

sure...


you're welcome.

Dr. Pfeiffer :

good luck to you.

Customer:

thanks

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