Flu shot while pregnant?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Have you gotten or will you get the flu shot while you're pregnant?
    Yes : (47 votes)
    85 %
    No : (8 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 2
    3280 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’ve never heard any risks of getting a flu shot while pregnant. My OBs office actually requires it for all pregnant women. I wouldn’t worry about it. Only the shot though, don’t get the spray. 

    Post # 3
    1826 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    The flut shot while pregnant will not cause birth defects.

    Getting the flu while pregnant could, among other things, result in serious harm to mom and baby up to and including miscarriage. Pretty clear choice, if you ask me.

    (Says the person who gives the flu shots 😉 )

    Post # 4
    519 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    It doesn’t cause birth defects. You would much rather get the flu vaccine than get the flu, it’s not good for you to be really sick when you are pregnant. 

    Post # 5
    579 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    1112bride:  I got one for the first time in my life when I was pg. I was always anti-flu shit. But the benefits outweigh the risks, by far. Plus remember that any immunities you have get passed to baby, so its really a double win.

    Also, as someone who had the flu 2 times in my first pregnancy (no flu shot for me back then), I can tell you there is NOTHING worse than being pregnant and sick at the same time. I begged my ex take me into the pasture and put me out of my misery lol.

    ETA: NOT flu “shit”, flu ” shot” hahahaha, I just made myself laugh way too hard 🙂

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  hippopotamus.
    Post # 6
    454 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Definitely get the flu shot. I get one every year, and this year I am pregnant. I got it two weeks ago at 19 weeks pregnant.

    Post # 7
    1984 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Yes I definitely will get a flu shot.  Getting the flu is dangerous when you are pregnant, as your immune system is compromised.  

    Post # 8
    128 posts
    Blushing bee

    I work at a clinic and I highly suggest getting the flu shot. Of the past few years I’ve worked there and the hundreds of people that have gotten it there have never been any side effects. As well the doctors are giving pregnant people the flu-shot all the time.

    I’m not sure if this works the same…

    But I know the reason babies don’t need to be vaccinated their first few months is because they’re still protected through their mothers immunities. If you get the flu shot I’m curious if your baby would be that much less susceptible to the flu when born.

    Post # 9
    7385 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Absolutely get the flu shot while pregnant. DD was born during flu season, so it made me feel better knowing I had taken all the precautions I could. I also think it’s believed that getting the shot during pregnancy may help protect the baby more from the flu when they are outside the womb.

    Post # 13
    3360 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    The flu-shot does not cause birth defects.  The risks of getting the flu during pregnancy are MUCH greater than any small risks associated with the vaccination itself.  It was a no-brainer for me – I got mine a few weeks ago.

    1112bride:  That website is an anti-vaccine propaganda site – for goodness sakes, they question the need for the MMR vaccine, and the polio vaccine!  Ask anyone in your grandparents’ generation about polio and the miracle that the vaccine was, and then tell people spewing that kind of uninformed crap to shove it where the sun don’t shine.

    Post # 14
    7385 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    1112bride:  From that article:

    “And what if you DO get the flu? Is it really the end of the world? Think about it. You can get the flu vaccine with chemicals, toxins, and flu strands that include the H1N1. You don’t know exactly how that will affect your baby and there is no guarantee you won’t get the flu. The other option is to decline the flu shot and take the chance of possibly getting the flu as well. With the latter option, your immune system naturally builds antibodies and becomes stronger on it’s own. No chemicals or toxins.”

    Actually yes, it can be the end of the world for that person. There were 27 flu deaths in just my state last year, most of which happened to people 25-49.

    Post # 15
    1878 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I never get the flu shot period. And the one time I did I was sick for a month.

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