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    Quote Originally Posted by GothChick View Post
    Um, okay, so it's normal for adults to get a whooping cough vaccine?? I did not know about this...do you all just pop along to the docs and get it done?? I haven't had a vaccine since I was about 14....and thought that was very normal....
    When my DD's were born my OB/GP told me its not routine but they recommend it for any adults that are TTC or who will have regular contact with a newborn. We had prems so all immediate family went and got it done.
    OP I'd get a second opinion on how long you will have to stop TTC or if at all, I've heard too many conflicting answers.

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    So there is a new little baby at school, and a lot of the parents have been having a hold. Does that mean we should all be having the WC vaccine too? Surely not?

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    Jeeze, thanks for the info girls!

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    In SA its not free for mothers. Or is that just where I live?


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    Quote Originally Posted by chameleon View Post
    So there is a new little baby at school, and a lot of the parents have been having a hold. Does that mean we should all be having the WC vaccine too? Surely not?
    Yes! Nobody who is not vaccinated should not really be touching a newborn. Ever. An adult may have whooping cough and only show slight symptoms but this can KILL a newborn. As a parent who had a 5 month old contract whooping cough, nobody will be touching any future newborns of mine who don't have the vaccine. My grandmother had the vaccine when DD was born and as she is elderly and frail the vaccine saved her. DD was not diagnosed for 7 weeks so eveyone was put at risk without us knowing.
    Plus if a newborn does contract whooping cough, the antibiotics does not cure the newborn it only prevents others from catching it. The newborn is left to struggle through fighting it alone.

    So as a parent don't hand your baby to anyone unless you know they are safe.
    As a friend a parents.. Say no to close contact if you don't have the vaccine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chameleon View Post
    So there is a new little baby at school, and a lot of the parents have been having a hold. Does that mean we should all be having the WC vaccine too? Surely not?
    Some people would say so. For me personally that's a bit extreme but would respect a parents decision to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyls View Post
    Yes! Nobody who is not vaccinated should not really be touching a newborn. Ever. An adult may have whooping cough and only show slight symptoms but this can KILL a newborn. As a parent who had a 5 month old contract whooping cough, nobody will be touching any future newborns of mine who don't have the vaccine. My grandmother had the vaccine when DD was born and as she is elderly and frail the vaccine saved her. DD was not diagnosed for 7 weeks so eveyone was put at risk without us knowing.
    Plus if a newborn does contract whooping cough, the antibiotics does not cure the newborn it only prevents others from catching it. The newborn is left to struggle through fighting it alone.

    So as a parent don't hand your baby to anyone unless you know they are safe.
    As a friend a parents.. Say no to close contact if you don't have the vaccine.
    Do you mind me asking how long it is like that for? The thought of having a newborn and having to keep it away from everyone or be constantly knocking people back sounds stressful... what age would that stop?

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    OP, if you were wanting to get it once bub was born then I would get it now, then it will be all done and your friend will be happy

    So as a parent don't hand your baby to anyone unless you know they are safe.
    Remember though, even those who have been vaccinated can catch it so you can't ever really know if anyone is 'safe' as you say. My vaccinated child gave it to my newborn, she was fine with it though, hardly coughed at all.

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    If I were you OP I would be getting it done, especially as you are ttc, that way your own baby will be protected. Something like 50% of babies who get whooping cough catch it off their mother.

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    Ok.. They now highly recommend adults get it because research now shows that most babies who caught whooping cough did so off a close family or friends. I know back in the day it wasn't the "done thing" but that's because back then they thought it was mostly spread by children.. When in fact its mostly spread by adults as adults tend to just have a persistent cough.. Not always all the same serious symptoms babies get.

    I'm not sure why you posted this again.. Just go get the shot!

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