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Old May 15th, 2017, 16:35 PM   1
Mrs Dragonfly
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Tdap vaccine?


Not trying to start a debate and I don't want fights or drama. I'm nervous about the Tdap vaccine while pregnant, it wasn't even offered to me when I was pregnant with DD1 until they were discharging me from the hospital.



 
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Old May 15th, 2017, 16:49 PM   2
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I got it this pregnancy. My obgyn said it poses no risks to the fetus or myself (especially since I've received it before and had no adverse reactions). He said the immunization passes along the protective antibodies to the baby protecting her from the disease from birth. Since babies (at least here in the us) don't get vaccinated for this until 2 months of age, it gives her the extra protection in those first few vulnerable months.



 
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Old May 15th, 2017, 21:12 PM   4
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I'm totally a vaxxer. Especially working with children (teacher) a lot of vaccines are required anyway. So I had my first tdap long ago. I got my booster today at my 28 week appointment and sent off the all call that you get vaxed or gtfo of my house haha. Ditto what SIL said. My gyn said anytime between 27 and 36 week is good, but I figured I was there so I'd get it now. I'm impatient.



 
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Old May 16th, 2017, 05:24 AM   5
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I had this in my last pregnancy and will do again, it wasn't the norm to have it done a few years back but in more recent years whooping cough has made a comeback in a lot of places and as it's so dangerous for small babies it's good to give them immunity through you until they can have the vaccine themselves.



 
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Old May 16th, 2017, 05:52 AM   6
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Like the pp said, the guidelines have been changed due to the increase in whooping cough cases. Becuase it takes time for your body to produce antibodies it is recommended to get it before delivering so that your baby will be protected too. It is given regardless of wether or not you are up to date as they want your body to have that immune responses kicking in before they are born. The reason why the guidelines have changed is because so many people aren't vaccinating and whooping cough is very dangerous to babies. My father (born in the 40's) almost died as an infant due to whooping cough, The coughing is so intense it prevented him from being able to breathe. It's named for the sound, that "whoop" is a characteristic gasp for air. I was actually relieved to find out it was given during pregnancy as I was worried about those first few months before my baby will be able to get it.



 
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Old May 16th, 2017, 05:54 AM   7
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You've just reminded me to book mine. I'll be getting it!



 
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Old May 16th, 2017, 06:23 AM   8
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I had it in both pregnancies and both of my boys are absolutely fine.



 
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Old May 16th, 2017, 13:56 PM   9
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I've had it with both pregnancies. Ollie was fine and I'm assuming this baby will be too. I had no side effects but it was bloody sore! And I've had a faith few jags in my time.

Please don't be nervous. Vaccinations do so much good



 
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Old May 17th, 2017, 02:07 AM   10
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Oh I remember that dead arm from the first time I had it after DD1 was born, that was surprising.

The problem I'm having with the Tdap is even on the FDA website it says there's no proof that it actually passes immunity to the baby in the womb and the possible effects aren't determined. I'm not an anti-vaccination person at all, DD1 was on a regular schedule of vaccinations and only missed them when sick - but this one has me hitting the breaks and I don't know why so I wanted input from other mamas.



 
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