My ob has recommended that I get the whooping cough vaccine during the third trimester. He stated that this provides some level of immunity to newborns until they are able to receive their first dose at 6-8 weeks. I've been googling and found some info on the Internet to support this. However, today I went to a local medical centre (not my normal gp) and the doc refused to give it to me stating that it would harm the baby. I'm currently 31 weeks.
So now I'm worried, obviously I want to do what's best for my baby both before and after she is born. I have a five yr old in prep and there have been several cases of whooping cough in both students and staff this year. My child is vaccinated but neither me or my partner are currently and even once we are, I will have to take my unvaccinated baby to school when I drop off and pick up my son.
Im just wondering what other people's experiences and views are regarding this and whether or not your gp/ob has suggested getting the vaccine in pregnancy (or not).