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Pregnancy and the flu shot

Posted by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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First time mom here! Is it safe to get the flu vaccination while you're pregnant. I'm 30 weeks and haven't gotten it yet. Some advise please! Thanks.

by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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frndlyfn
by Platinum Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 10:56 AM

No idea.  I did not get it and dd was born in march 2006

Kazmira222
by Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 10:57 AM
I got whilst I was pregnant and my baby turned out just fine lol it's not bad. Especially since the flu is pretty bad right now.
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momsince04
by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 10:59 AM
My doctor made me get it, as well as everyone that will be around the baby. With the flu season being so bad, it's highly recommended
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LittleBirdFly
by Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 10:59 AM

I have heard there are no studies about pregnant woman getting it. I have never gotten that shot in my life and wont be getting it now either.

lacyleanne
by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Yes it is ok to get the flu vaccine while pregnant. I did and  both me and baby (2 years now) are fine. :)

PinkParadox
by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 11:01 AM
Build your own immune system instead of breeding the super flu.
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mfonseca326
by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 11:04 AM

My doctor said I should get it, but I've never gotten the vaccination before. I don't want to put anything in my body that isn't totally necessary.

ferne3
by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 11:04 AM

Same.  most OBs recommend it.  Careful about asking vax questions here - there are strongly divergent views on this site.  Personally with an epidemic right now, I got it at 16 weeks.

Quoting lacyleanne:

Yes it is ok to get the flu vaccine while pregnant. I did and  both me and baby (2 years now) are fine. :)


Mom2Just1
by Mom2boys on Jan. 17, 2013 at 11:50 AM
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I got mine.  It protects your baby after he/she is born for 6 months.  I also breastfeed so my son is double protected.

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monkeymom1104
by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 5:30 PM
I worked OB 5 years and we strongly recommend it. You cannot get the nasal. :)
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