Fi Poledancer (26-03-2015)
The only vaccine not safe to get whilst pregnant is the MMR one as it incorporates a live but attenuated virus. The others all use dead/inactive pathogens.
wifey of hubby who is always away. mother of two girls who are always amusing.
My OB has advised that she doesn't trust that the vaccination is 100% safe for pregnant women, she feels that all the studies have been done overseas and all vaccines in each country are not the same.
She advises the vaccination to be done 2 days after birth, which is what I will do (I had a booster 4/5 years ago but want to be safe).
Also, if you get the vaccination during pregnancy your baby will need an extra booster at 18 months.
I trust my OB so going to stick with what she says - that's what I'm paying her for!
honey gold (26-03-2015)
Are you saying the baby is going to have the vaccination after 2 days or you are? That is why they are giving it in pregnancy, because the vaccine will cover both the mother and baby, usually babies have no coverage at all until their 8 week shots.
They still need boosters, regardless of if you have it in pregnancy or not, if you don't get it when pregnant your baby will need it at 2, 4, 6 months, then 4 years, then 10 years and every 4-9 years after that. Not sure why your Ob told you they would need one booster at 18 months??
Interesting that your Ob said that, yes, it is true that we don't use the same vaccine as the UK (manufacturer is different) but we do use the same as the US and there have been plenty of studies done on those given in pregnancy as well.
I'm kinda on the fence here in regards to Fi and VP - I think there is a happy medium, doctors aren't always right, they make mistakes all the time too - they are human - it's ok to question, but you need to make sure you are getting your information from reliable sources etc.
I would jump at the chance to be vaccinated when pregnant - when I had my first baby, a father came to visit his newborn and brought whooping cough with him, the whole ward was shut down and quarantined, signs every where etc. I was lucky to be on a different ward at the time. But way too close for comfort. When I had the twins, the midwife told me that one of the women who'd just had a c/section had whooping cough and was quarantined. I have had whooping cough has adult - it was the scariest thing, I really thought I would die at points. So yeah - I wouldn't hesitate.
Last edited by beebs; 26-03-2015 at 07:36.
After seeing a baby just die from this again it really ****es me off. These are preventable diseases. This lady was a friend of a lady in my DIG. My heart breaks for them.
Yes you can research. Do you research all your children's vaccinations.
I guess what I'm saying is the more you research is the more you find wrong in things. It wasn't recommended when I was pregnant or I would of had it done. I had it after pregnancy.
So she told me to think about it and make a decision & come back. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to look into it as DS arrived a couple of days later! I'd be interested to know if anyone else has been told this?
Havent been told that by the gp that vaccinated me. It wasnt my usual gp as I was wanting to do it that day so I wentnto whoever could fit me. But will ask my gp about it when bub is to have 6w vaccines..
Some anti bodies are still passed through to the baby through breast milk when getting the vacc a few days after birth.
I did receive my last booster 3 years ago though.
I trust my OB so going to stick with what she says.
I will definitely vaccinate my child and ensure my DH and other family who want to see the baby get their vaccinations. If they don't, they won't be seeing the baby.
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