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    Default Whooping cough in Armadale - Should I be worried?

    Hi Ladies,

    A friend shared the following news article on Facebook on the weekend, indicating that a pregnant lady that attended an Armadale Hospital clinic had been diagnosed with whooping cough.
    http://www.news.com.au/national/west...-1227456764821

    Although I wasn't there that day (in fact, I went THE VERY NEXT DAY), I am still a little worried, as I'm starting to show some of the "first stage" symptoms, i.e.. - sneezing, runny nose, no fever as yet, problems breathing. I can feel a cough threatening to come on. Of course, this could all just be a cold coming on...and I am 29 weeks pregnant.

    Should I be worried, or am I over-reacting? I actually have an appointment for my shot this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GothicBeeza View Post
    Hi Ladies,

    A friend shared the following news article on Facebook on the weekend, indicating that a pregnant lady that attended an Armadale Hospital clinic had been diagnosed with whooping cough.
    http://www.news.com.au/national/west...-1227456764821

    Although I wasn't there that day (in fact, I went THE VERY NEXT DAY), I am still a little worried, as I'm starting to show some of the "first stage" symptoms, i.e.. - sneezing, runny nose, no fever as yet, problems breathing. I can feel a cough threatening to come on. Of course, this could all just be a cold coming on...and I am 29 weeks pregnant.

    Should I be worried, or am I over-reacting? I actually have an appointment for my shot this weekend.
    Try not to worry too much. I had WC in late pregnancy, it doesn't affect your baby and in fact they'll get some immunity from you if you get it.

    The real risks of getting it are if you have it when you are about to deliver.

    To be at risk of catching it you have to be within 1m of someone who is infectious for at least 1 hour (this is the protocol that NSW Health use) so you are probably fine.

    See your GP to discuss and get your shot

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    ...worst case scenario if you have got it you'll get five days of antibiotics and so will your partner, then you'll be all clear.


 

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