Post # 1
So I am preparing myself for TTC.
My OBGYN suggested I go for a full physical since its been awhile since I’ve had one. On top of that, I had a very serious surgery when I was younger leaving me with 1/3 of my left kidney damaged. SO I am prone to UTIs and high blood pressure.
I went for my physical today and so far so good, tomorrow I will be going for a full blood panel and Wednesday I am having a kidney sonogram.
During my physical the doctor asked if I have the flu shot? ANd I said no, (i didn’t not tell him why- but I will tell you – everytime I get a flu shot I just feel sick all the time and I know a lot of people who don’t get it for the same reason).
So how about you bees – are any of you vaccinated or got vaccinate prior to pregnancy?
Post # 2
Daizy914: I just got my first flu shot in years because I am preparing to TTC. I think it’s a good idea. I felt a little off for about a day afterwards, but now I’m back to normal. I figured that I’d rather have a flu shot than risk getting the flu while pregnant.
Post # 3
I got a flu shot after I gave birth with my first because he was an October baby and they said it would help protect him (and pass some through milk). They wanted me to get it while pregnant, but I didn’t want to. With my 2nd I did get the dtap while pregnant because there is evidence it gives some help with whooping cough. But I did not get anything special before getting pregnant, just kept things up to date that I needed to.
Post # 4
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I’ll suck it up and get the flu shot this year because we will be TTC in November. I’ll deal with the large, sore lump on my arm for several weeks if it means reducing my risk of having flu symptoms on top of being pregnant/extermely fatigued/nauseaous all day/peeing constantly. Otherwise, I’m already up-to-date on my vaccinations.
Post # 5
I was just wondering the same thing about getting a flu shot (preparing to ttc in december). I will be watching this thread to see what others say 🙂
Post # 6
You can wait until you get pregnant to get the flu shot if you’d normally rather not get it, but if you do get pregnant, it really is a good idea to get the flu shot. I normally don’t get it but am pregnant this year and will definitely go get it soon.
Post # 7
I didn’t have any before getting pregnant, just the flu and tdap vaccine during my pregnancy.
I’d never had the flu shot before but I would probably get one if you are TTC during flu-months because a high fever can be very bad for pregnancies.
Post # 8
I didn’t get any vaccines before TTC (but we had done a LOT of travel leading up to TTC, so i’d received a decent amount of vaccines in the 2 years leading up to TTC). While I was pregnant I got the flu shot and towards the end of my pregnancy I had my Tdap booster.
Post # 9
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You know what I just remembered – my mom had a miscarriage at 5 months because she had the flu! Okay – I am getting the flu shot ladies. I haven’t had one in years, I am a little concerned but hopefully I don’t get sick. I just asked my mom about it too and she yelled at me and said I must get it.
Post # 10
My OBGYN suggested I get a rubella booster before we TTC, and was warned I should not get pregnant for 3 months after the booster. I really need to get on that…
Post # 11
I always get the flu shot so I assume I would still get it while pregnant.
I’m allergic to pertussis so I can’t have the whooping cough vaccine, but DH and our parents will get it (or not hold the baby, their choice).
Post # 12
Daizy914: Not pregnant or anything, but just wondering; when you get the flu shot do you get the live virus or the dead virus? Just ask the nurse or whoever is doing it. Usually people get sick from the live virus but the dead one will not make you sick.
Post # 13
Good for you! 99.99% of the time unless you have an allergy to vaccine ingredients, the side effects of the vaccine are minor compared to the potential illness they are given to prevent. There is a reason ugly, nasty buggies are coming back and while some like the flu shot arent always as effective, almost all medical profesionals will agree it is better to get than not.
Post # 14
playdohpants: Is there a live virus flu shot now? I thought it was only a nasal spray/mist.
Post # 15
playdohpants: I don’t know – I am terrible when I go to the doctor bc I don’t ask enough questions- I will ask that question though, thanks for the info!