Swine Flu Jab

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by carolyn_s, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. carolyn_s

    carolyn_s Guest

    Hi all,
    Im 10 weeks pregnant and havent been offered the swine flu jab, im not even sure if i want it.
    I had swine flu about 3 months ago and felt awful so i am dreading catching it again while im pregnant.
    Has anyone had the jab? side affects?
    just looking for some general advice...thanks everyone xxx
     
  2. ProudMum

    ProudMum Well-Known Member

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    apparently you dont get it twice. (swine flu that is)
    I havent been offered the jab either but even if I do get offered it i wont be having it.
     
  3. BrookieG

    BrookieG Mummy to Ollie

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    i had the jab when i was about 9 weeks pregnant, was strongly advised to get it from nurse at epu, midwife and my gp...personal decision but my bubs is going strong despite having it x
     
  4. LittleAurora

    LittleAurora 2 boys 1 girl :)

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    I am undecided as to having it or not. I really really dont know.
     
  5. Beadette

    Beadette I'm a blummin' Mumma!!!

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    I am not getting the jab but that decision is based purely on a strong gut instict I have not to get it! No arguement against it other than that!
     
  6. LittleAurora

    LittleAurora 2 boys 1 girl :)

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    I like that answer Beadette!!
     
  7. elmaxie

    elmaxie Mummy to Nathan & Hannah.

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    I hadnt even thought about swineflu!!

    I guess when I see my GP re this preg I will see if they offer it to me. And if they do I will take it as I go back to work in February after last LO mat leave and work in a hospital where there have been quite a few cases so thinking it might be for the best. That said my friend had swine flu when she was preg but she was later along and her and baby are fine.....hmmmm who knows eh?:shrug:

    Emma.xx
     
  8. Crypto1976

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    I was booked in to have it at 9 weeks and I couldnt bring myself to get it, Like Beadette its a gut thing. I may review this but I wasnt having in in the 1st tri.

    I think you need to go with you instincts. XX
     
  9. mordino

    mordino Mum of 2 girls & an angel

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    Well, I was offered the vaccine at 6 weeks at my doctors and I accepted it. My daughter got hers at the same time. I had my scan a few days later and had the opportunity to ask my consultant (who looked after my previous pregnancies) and she said it is fine to have the vaccine at this time.

    It's a personal decision. I just didn't think my GP and consultant would let me risk it especially after my recent loss.

    As the others said, you need to go with your instincts.
     
  10. hayzeb

    hayzeb Unexpectedly Expecting!

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    I wouldn't let anyone put that poison inside of me pregnant or not! but that's just me and I strongly believe that it's a decision only you can make and nobody should tell you what to do. Go with your gut hun!
     
  11. chocolate

    chocolate Well-Known Member

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    Im getting it on the 4th, so should be about 14 weeks by then.
    I have ds, and I am a Childminder so have triple the amounts of usual colds/illnesses that come into the house with mindee's and their parents, and in the end decided that if it could possibly save my life and save my ds from loosing a mother, then it is a risk Im having to take.
    Of course I care/worry about the growing baby inside me - but I have to think about ds who is already here ...... he also gets quite poorly with colds etc. so I hope that he will be offered it soon too.

    When the whole swine flu thing came out in the news, I had a right old panic and was praying that there would be a vaccine - now there is - so I have to think how I would feel if there wasnt one available, Im sure Id be really wanting it.
     
  12. Lyrah

    Lyrah Mummy to my beautiful H<3

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    I had my swine flu jab at about 5 weeks. The nurse told me that the side effects if I had any would be a sore arm and maybe feel a little poorly for a few days with a temperature.

    I didn't feel unwell but I did have a bad headache the next day and my arm was very sore for days and couldn't lift it or move it.

    It is entirely your choice hun, just do what you feel is best for you and for bubs. I don't think you can catch swine flu again after having it once already.

    :hugs:
     
  13. tashalina

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    the only thing that worries me is that they dont know what it can do to the baby...there have neen no babies born yet whos mothers have had the vaccine so how can they say its safe??
     
  14. melon#1

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    I feel like you tashalina. My sister-in-law is due anytime now and her midwife said exactly that & that she wouldn't recommend it because no babies had been born yet after their mothers had the jab.

    Also, the midwife's husband was, at the time, in bed with swine flu, whilst she was looking after pg women and SHE hasn't even had the jab!

    God knows what I'm going to decide!
     
  15. Bexbex999

    Bexbex999 Mum to Elizabeth

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    If you had swine flu and it was confirmed by a lab test then you cannot catch the same strain again. I know a large majority of pregnant women with suspected swine flu were never lab tested and have been offerd the jab-me included.

    If you do have it you can get a headache and a swelling over the jab area.

    Its a very personnel decision whether to have it or not, i would just suggest that you do research and come up with your own conclusion
     
  16. carolyn_s

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    Thanks guys i appreciate all the posts. i wasnt lab tested... and i did hear that becuase its just like any other flu you can catch it twice.
    I have been told that the jab will give you a sore arm for a week or so but thats it... im still not convinced... dont think i will have it even if offered ... xx
     
  17. alibaba24

    alibaba24 Well-Known Member

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    if youv had swine flu already you will have prob already made anti bodies from it! :)

    xx
     
  18. angelmyky

    angelmyky Me, My Hubby & My Lil Boy

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    i havent been told about the jab either. i have my first midwife appointment on 29th so i might ask about it. my sister had swine flu a few months ago and i didnt catch it from her then, ive not had it but a few people i know have had it.....it doesnt worry me too much to be honest but i didnt know they were giving jabs to pregnant people. :wacko:
     
  19. Skydust

    Skydust Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I had my flu jab today I am 15 weeks; I have been refusing it, but I started to worry about pregnant women being in hospital with it. Still not sure how I feel about it, but it is done now... I am a little worried, but I cannot change it now... I just hope all will be okay x
     
  20. SassyLou

    SassyLou Well-Known Member

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    I definitely won't be having the flu jab. I have had swine flu, whether I'd had it or not I would not have the jab.
     

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