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DTAP vaccine during late pregnancy?

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My midwife has brought it up a few times. She is highly encouraging me to get it to help protect the baby when he arrives in January. What do you all think? Is it really necessary? She is concerned because there is an outbreak in my area. :( I don't even take tylenol when preggo.......( or not preggo for that matter....lol ) I don't know how I feel about this. I thought that IF I decided to get it, I would wait until after the baby is born, but everything that I have read highly encourages it in late pregnancy because the antibodies will go to the baby before they are born. I don't see why its necessary at all though. I'm going to bf my baby, so he is already going to get antibodies, without the vax. :(

by on Dec. 20, 2012 at 12:49 PM
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tabi_cat1023
by Group Mod - Tabitha on Dec. 21, 2012 at 7:13 PM

I personally refuse to get any vaccine while pregnant because they have NOT been tested on pregnant women and theres no telling what it does to the growing baby

JoJoBean8
by Group Mod on Dec. 22, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Heck no

Juniper53098
by June on Dec. 29, 2012 at 12:09 PM
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I would not get it for all the above mentioned reasons AND the fact that most of the people getting pertussis are VACCINATED.  So, that tells me that the vaccine doesn't work anyway.

PEEK05
by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 12:10 PM

I'm not getting it done.  I am 33 weeks tomorrow. It's not something I vaccinate my kids for either.

XMaybebabyX
by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 12:11 PM
I refused it again yesterday at my appt. she seemed fine with my final decision
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NDFanatik
by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Ha, no. 

Nee86
by Bronze Member on Dec. 29, 2012 at 2:07 PM
I would not do it.
I asked my OB about this when I was pregnant with my dd. Thay OB was really up on the lastest research and she advised against getting it during pregnancy. She was worried about the long term effects because there was no research to show what could be be the long term effects.
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