Yes, and yes all was fine. It's actually not all that new. I had it with my first which was nearly 5 years ago in the UK and it's been offered in the U.S. somewhat routinely for longer than that, though obviously in the U.S. practices vary a lot more from doctor to doctor as there is less standardization of protocols. There is good data on it from U.S. community studies, so studies of large community based populations of women who have opted to have it during pregnancy (not clinical trials run by pharma companies as they don't include pregnancy women in clinical trial samples), and it's all positive as far as I can see. No abnormal levels of adverse reactions and even where there are adverse reactions, the risk is still lower than your baby getting whooping cough. So anytime a pregnancy or neonatal complication arises after someone had had the vaccine that could be related back to the vaccine even in a very speculative way (like if someone got the jab at 28 weeks and later on developed pre-eclampsia, probably not related at all), these things still get reported as potential adverse reactions to a central safety monitoring database. Even adding up all these adverse reactions, it's much safer to get the vaccine that to risk getting whooping cough, which has a much higher rate of serious injury and death. There's a good presentation put together by the CDC if you want to have a google.
I had both the Tdap and flu shot when pregnant with my son. He's fine. I haven't decided if I'm going to get it again this time. I think I'm going to to ask to have my titers drawn first. If they look good, then no im definitely not getting it this time. If my immunity has worn off, then I don't know, I will have some serious thinking to do.
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