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Old Apr 6th, 2017, 22:58 PM   1
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Whooping cough vaccine


Jumping over from second trimester to see if you got the whooping cough vaccine at 28 weeks and if the baby was ok.

This is pretty new, and I didn't have to do this with the other kids. Looking for some guidance here!



 
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Old Apr 6th, 2017, 23:35 PM   2
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Yes, I got it when pregnant with Emma, as well as a flu shot. All good!



 
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Old Apr 7th, 2017, 06:30 AM   3
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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.



 
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Old Apr 7th, 2017, 06:47 AM   4
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Had it, no problems here.



 
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Old Apr 7th, 2017, 06:54 AM   5
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My doctors office does it at 32-36 weeks. The hospital I deliver at is requiring it for moms and dads..



 
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Old Apr 7th, 2017, 13:21 PM   6
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Yes I had it both times at 28 weeks and my 2yo and 8mo are perfectly healthy.

TBH if you have any concerns talk it over with the dr or midwife, they can provide you with all the info including side affects and statistics on how often they occur

If you want to read up before you go this is the official government info https://www.gov.uk/government/public...to-august-2014
Key points are no findings of any increased risk and 91% chance of the baby catching whooping cough before first vaccinations.



 
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Old Apr 7th, 2017, 13:49 PM   7
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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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Old Apr 7th, 2017, 15:36 PM   8
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I never got the vaccine and my son is perfectly healthy x



 
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Old Apr 12th, 2017, 18:00 PM   9
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I never got the vaccine. 4 perfect babies.



 
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Old Apr 12th, 2017, 18:49 PM   10
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I never got it, 2 healthy babies.



 
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