So Im 28 and have had the actual Flu once ever, which was last year. I ended up in hospital but only for a day so could have been worse I suppose. I am pro-vax but my 8yr old has never had the flu vax and neither have I.
I have heard that "they" are freaking out a bit over the flu season for this year and saying its going to be a bad one..but dont they say that every year?
ANYWAY, I saw my OB the other day and he asked if I wanted the flu vax. When I said no he was gobsmacked and tried to convince me to get it. He told me pregnant women react 13 times worse than 'normal' people do to the flu. I told him Id think about it.
I got home and had a little look into it and it says that it takes 2 weeks from getting it before it becomes effective.....now I am due in 4 weeks, so if I did get it now, it wouldnt be effective for 2 weeks and then its only 2 weeks (4 weeks max) until I am no longer a 'pregnant woman' and this 13 times worse thing no longer applies to me. Plus, I cant help but feel like IF I did get the flu and started to go downhill, couldnt I get a c-section if they were concerned about bubbys health and safety? And yes, I realise 'just getting a c-section' isnt a quick fix or a highly desirable choice but you know what I mean.
So, once again, lets discuss the flu vax, but this time for women who are ALMOST due....is it worth it?
(Oh and yes I am aware that it covers bubby for 6 months if done while pregnant)