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    Hey guys, wondering if someone can shed some light on my query.

    Im 7 weeks tomorrow and when i went to my gp at 5 isn weeks i had asked about the flu shot and she also gave me the whopping cough vaccine. Having read through this thread I'm seeing that it is recommended to have it after 28 weeks. Im slightly freaking out as I don't now what this will mean for my baby.

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    It's recommended after 28 weeks because that means bub will get the best protection - not because it's harmful before that.

    In your position, I'd get it again after 28 weeks to ensure the best protection, though that's up to you. No need to freak out

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    Renn thank you so much for clarifying that. Will chat with my midwife about getting it again in the third trimester. Not sure what my gp was thinning. Serves me right for not researching and getting information before hand. I'm gong in for my early scan today so feel pretty exciting at seeing baby.

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    Had my flu vax and my whooping cough booster at 30 weeks. Flu vax is so important - we have had 2 pregnant women die in this region of H1N1. My partner and kids are up to date with vaccinations too and my MIL had a booster 2 years ago for our toddlers birth. We have anti-vax relatives but we keep them away from our babies until first round of vaccinations. They get offended but we don't care - better they are offended than our baby gets ill or dies. They are generally very health conscious people but that hasn't stopped them having whooping cough in the past couple of years and recurrent boils/staph infections.

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    Not sure if it's different but I had my whooping cough at 30 weeks with ds1 but have been told that the immunity lasts for 10 years I think so didn't need it for second pregnancy. Surely this means that if you had your vaccine early and developed immunity it should be protective? Or does that mean my new baby is not protected?!

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    I would think that for the newborn to receive the boost you would need to get done whilst pregnant. So I would get another booster done for each pregnancy.

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    Current advice is now to get the WC vaccine during every pregnancy. I had it at 36 with DD 2 yrs ago and had it again 2wks ago at 34 wks. You need to have the vaccine in the later stages of pregnancy to pass on the fresh anti bodies to your unborn child. I will look for the report.

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    Thanks for the advice. I'll make a note to check with my gp again as I'm 33 weeks pregnant so sounds like it's best to have it again soon.

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    Yes, needs to be in last trimester to pass along to bub. I had one less than 2 years ago and am having another, along with a flu shot, in another week. It's totally for bubs, you'd be fine with one every 5-10.

    My OB told me this is relatively new advice for docs, but I'm sure more progressive ones would have been doing it already.

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    Same here, I had the booster 2 years ago but I followed the latest recommendations and had another one a few weeks ago at 35wks pregnant.


 

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