Immunology of pregnancy


The immune system of the mother (maternal immune system) plays an important role in the completion of a healthy pregnancy. In complex terms, pregnancy is a multifaceted immunological condition. So, it is important to assess the many immunological processes during this period. A successful pregnancy needs a healthy, active and responsive immune system. The fetal and maternal survival can be directly affected by the immune responses that are associated with them. Pregnancy is also considered as a phase characterized by high risk of bacterial and viral infection. The proper development and functioning of both the placenta and fetus are governed by various cells and molecules of the immune system.

  • Microbial aspects of pregnancy
  • Hygienic practises to avoid infections
  • Pregnancy complications related to immune system

In this session, we discuss about various immunological aspects that are co-    related with pregnancy. It includes the well being of both the mother and        child, post-natal and pre-natal care, body’s defence mechanism to keep the      baby and mother healthy, safety measures and so on.

Expected participants:

  • Gynaecologist
  • Obstetrician
  • Midwifes
  • Paediatricians
  • Nurses
  • Immunologists
  • Interested folks with expertise in the field.


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