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Whooping Cough

/woop·ing· kawf/

This highly contagious respiratory tract infection is marked by a severe hacking cough followed by a high-pitched intake of breath that sounds like "whoop." The CDC recommends that pregnant women receive the whooping cough vaccine (T-DAP) during the third trimester of each pregnancy. The recommended time to get the shot is during your 27th through 36th week.