Post # 46
You’ve made the wrong choice. Choosing anything in regards to your child’s safety because your friends told you a completely impossible anecdote about a vaccine giving them the flu, is not a wise decision. I’m not a fan of scare tactics, but the flu during pregnancy can be deadly to both the child and the mother. All this is coming from someone who never gets the flu shot, but I still did when I was pregnant and my son also got it as a baby. Those who are most at risk really should have that (that’s pregnant women, babies, and the elderly).
Post # 47
I’ve actually had three out of seven of my OB doctors tell me that they can’t necessarily recommend that I get it because there’s nothing that backs up that it’s safe for pregnant women (this is according to them, not me). Three of them told me to get it “to be on the safe side” and one of them I’ve yet to meet. I had a horrible fever virus at the beginning of my pregnancy and after scans and ultrasounds, my baby is perfectly healthy and on track (after three days of 103 degree fever). I have also been exposed to fifths disease and rosella without any complications (not infected with either). My husband and all of our parents have gotten the flu shot.
Post # 48
I can’t have the flu jab so I haven’t but I had a cold last week at 32 weeks pregnant and it absolutely killed me. I was exhausted and still not feeling back to normal even though the cold symptoms have gone. I would not fancy getting flu!! If you can have it do have it.
Post # 49
I have gotten the flu shot every year for the past 7 years because if not I get sick up to 10 times during the cold/flu season. I remember getting the flu so bad one year that I could barely move. I could not imagine feeling that way while pregnant and also not being able to take any meds for it so I got my flu shot at 8 week pregnant. I wasn’t worried about it and I did not get sick after the vaccine and never have.
Post # 50
I got mine at 7 weeks. I don’t want the flu at all. And I certainly don’t want my baby to get the flu. My midwives and my doctor both recommended it. I fail to see any reason listed here which would lead me to believe the shot would be a bad idea for you.
Post # 51
Is your fear of the unknown stopping you from preventing what you know MAY happen if you don’t get the flu shot? They can’t confirm, but they are not saying it is dangerous for you. If you weight the odds of POTENTIALLY getting sick in the next half year or so with the odds of vaccine complications, the former is most likely higher. I’d get the shot and stop worrying about the anti-vacine hype. You’re not only protecting yourself, but you have the power to potentially protect every pregnant woman and immuno-compromised person you come in contact with by reducing your odds of getting sick.