Post # 1
Just curious as to whether or not you got a flu shot during your pregnancy/ whether or not you plan on getting one. I haven’t read anything negative about getting one during pregnancy but for some reason it makes me nervous. I kno how dangerous the flu can be to a fetus though so I guess that should outweigh my weird feeling about getting one. I’m only about 9 weeks pregnant right now. Thoughts??
Post # 2
Most docs will recommend that you get one. Mine did.
Post # 3
of course, always check with your doctor, but the CDC says it’s safe and recommended
Post # 4
You should. Pregnant women have a compromised immune system and are at higher risk.
Post # 5
Getting the flu while pregnant is more dangerous than getting the shot. I get mine next week, and I got it when I was pregnant with my first too. I know some people are adamant againt the shot, whether pregnant or not, but I’ve always been a fan of it.
Post # 6
I used to do flu shots as a temp at a flu clinic (I’m a nurse) and we didn’t do flu shots for women in the first trimester (we recomend they see their doc) and didnt do it for babies under 6 months as well.
Post # 7
OBGYN nurse here. Definitely get the shot asap, also have your SO get the shot himself and the TDAP shot for him when possible. This way you protect yourself, the baby and your family from disease. I’ve had flu in the past. It’s terrible! I thought i was going to die, and was close to it, was hospitalized twice before I got better. When you’re pregnant, your immune system works hard to protect the baby, but does very little to protect you, so if you do get sick, it’s much worse. Maternal fever can be detrimental to the health of the fetus, therefore you need to avoid getting sick, and vaccinated asap. Talk to your obgyn and get the shot.
Post # 8
I have a great immune system and never got the flu shot until I got pregant. My obgyn highly recommend it and I had a friend almost lose a baby because she got the flu really bad and had a dangerous high fever. I stayed healthy and have a health baby, I had no side affects from getting one.
Post # 9
I definitely got one and so did my husband. Just don’t get the nasal spray, since it’s a live vaccine. The injection is just fine. I had absolutely no problems with it (just a little bit of a sore arm) and now my husband, our baby, and I get a flu shot every year! Way better than getting the flu for sure.
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018
I got my flu shot last week. As far as I know it’s safe during pregnancy. Just make sure the one you get has no preservatives. I had no pain or reaction after getting it.
Post # 11
It’s much more dangerous to get the flu during pregnancy than to have the flu jab. The last thing you want is to contract a high fever and harm the baby…
Post # 12
Be sure to request the preservative-free version. I had to go to a few drug stores to find one that had it but it’s a higher category of drug for pregnant women.
Post # 13
I got mine in the first trimester (at 5 weeks I think?) and I had no problems with it. I was pretty resistant because I’ve never had the flu before, but I think it’s for the best!
Post # 14
100% safe to get one and it is highly recommended. worse things can happen to the baby if you get the flu.
BUT pregnant women should ONLY get the shot. DO NOT get the flu mist. the flu mist is live and the shot is dead.
Post # 15
I refuse to get any vaccines while pregnant. I somehow have it in my head that they can cause miscarriages. I swear I’ve heard of multiple people having one soon after getting a vaccine. Could be a coincidence, but personally I would be too scared to get one.