+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 31
  1. #21
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    1234
    Posts
    2,821
    Thanks
    887
    Thanked
    583
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I can't believe how uneducated alot of ppl still are about Pertussis. It is a known FACT that the majority of babies catch it off of close family and friends and or parents NOT other children .. It is recommended for all people who are TTC as you would certainly not want to be the person to give it to your newborn.

    ***Happy to be a Mummy & Daddy of ONE! :-) ***

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    1234
    Posts
    2,821
    Thanks
    887
    Thanked
    583
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by LittleDove View Post
    Thanks for all the replies! I live in Brisbane and I don't think I'm in a high exposure zone or anything. She has asked her siblings, patents and grandparents, and then also me but no one else. I absolutely understand if she would prefer me to stay away from the baby, no question. The hardest thing is having to stop ttc for a while as our journey has been so difficult so far. I really appreciate all your comments!
    I live in Brisbane, and I had whopping cough last year.. It actually did the rounds last year, was on the news and papers. If you're TTCing you should have all these shots up to date BEFORE HAND :-)

    ***Happy to be a Mummy & Daddy of ONE! :-) ***

  3. #23
    Opinionated's Avatar
    Opinionated is offline Winner 2009 - Best Avatar
    You know you love me.
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    3,509
    Thanks
    140
    Thanked
    808
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Women are actually encouraged to have this vaccine before pregnancy. I would do it. Not just for your friend, but for you as well. Have some serology done to see what else you need vaccinations for. Maybe your rubella immunity has dropped and that could be dangerous to your baby before birth.
    http://www.health.gov.au/internet/im...specialrisk232

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Opinionated For This Useful Post:

    Happy2be3  (18-04-2012)

  5. #24
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Thornlands
    Posts
    355
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked
    51
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Happy2be3 View Post
    I live in Brisbane, and I had whopping cough last year.. It actually did the rounds last year, was on the news and papers. If you're TTCing you should have all these shots up to date BEFORE HAND :-)

    ***Happy to be a Mummy & Daddy of ONE! :-) ***
    Agreed. Get the vaccine. I'm in Bris n I know ppl who've gotten it this season already! Im spewing I didn't think of it b4 I got preg! Was so caught up in PCOS problems didn't c outsid my glass bowl now I'm getting it in hospital ASAP after bubs is here! I'm asking all family members to get it or to not visit bubs until he's able to b immunized. I got it 2yrs ago n I felt like I was dying during sum fits...I def wouldn't risk my baby to it

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to Sasssssy For This Useful Post:

    Ali G  (19-04-2012)

  7. #25
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    827
    Thanks
    36
    Thanked
    433
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Get it. It nearly killed my baby when she was 7 weeks old. My heart breaks and I son every time I see her tiny body fighting so hard just to breathe. Please please do it. (my mum gave it to my daughter so it is passed on by family members)

  8. #26
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    774
    Thanks
    65
    Thanked
    63
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I agree with the posts that say just go and get it! You are TTC anyway its true you should have had it before falling pregnant.

    We also asked anyone who wanted to hold our babies if they were vaxxed, and anyone who said no wasn't holding the baby. I have no doubt some would say this is over zealous but I don't care! In NSW The government are even sending out a caution to all new parents on the dangers of WC, we got one for our 5 week old when he was about 3 weeks old. This is a real problem.

    statistics show 60% of babies that catch it catch it from a parent or carer. So that leaves 40% who catch it from transient visitors such as yourself who would be spending some time with this baby.

    The reality is Whooping cough has claimed lives! I wouldn't want to be the one responsible for passing that onto any one but a baby, that would be just awful!!

  9. #27
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    64
    Thanks
    31
    Thanked
    7
    Reviews
    1
    I have asked people who want to see our child before 6w to have the vax. Personal choice but having had whopping cough I wouldn't wish it in anyone. Some are ok with it, others aren't but it's our choice and we are sticking to it.

    Sent from my HTC Desire HD A9191 using BubHub

  10. #28
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    5,005
    Thanks
    1,052
    Thanked
    3,524
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    It's not possible to get the vaccine as an adult in Scotland so my parents could only get it when they arrive which I figure is prob too late for it to be effective anyway....?

    http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/media...rch%202011.pdf

  11. #29
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    somewhere between a rock and a hard place
    Posts
    1,215
    Thanks
    127
    Thanked
    335
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by PrincessC View Post
    I would get it done for sure. Especially, if your ttc. You will need the jab yourself for when you have your baby. Much better than waiting til after the birth. Whooping cough is very serious in babies and there are horror stories everywhere.
    Exactly what I was going to say!

  12. #30
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    196
    Thanks
    26
    Thanked
    16
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    It's not possible to get the vaccine as an adult in Scotland so my parents could only get it when they arrive which I figure is prob too late for it to be effective anyway....?

    http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/media...march 2011.pdf
    I'm from the UK and my parents printed that out and took into the GP, and were able to get the combined diptheria tetanus pertussis vax. My sister also went to 2 different GPs until she found one who agreed to do it.Just get them to explain they are visiting you, as the GPs are aware of the situation here.

    They had more luck going straight to the GPs than speaking to a nurse and receptionists about it, so they might have to make a couple of appointments, one to discuss, and then one for the vax.

    The surgery will need to order the vax from a chemist, and then the customer has to take it to the GP for storage. It took a week or 2 for the vaccine to arrive from the supplier so they should allow several weeks for the whole process.

    I was pretty insistent that everyone got vaxxed before visiting.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Whooping cough vaccine
    By CRCR in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 17-07-2012, 11:59
  2. no more free whooping cough vaccine
    By happygirl1982 in forum News & Current Affairs
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 09-05-2012, 18:07
  3. Opinion please- should I get whooping cough shot cos my mate is having a baby
    By LittleDove in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 19-04-2012, 19:29

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Mother and Baby Shop
Save $$$ during our Christmas Sale Mother and Baby Shop
Great prices on Schoenhut kids pianos, toys, baby clothing as well as big brands like Pigeon, NUK, Cherub Baby and many more. Sale starts on 1 November 2016 and ends on the 27 December 2016. Hurry! Place your order today!
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!