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    Default Vaccines WC and flu in pregnancy - please share!

    Hi ladies.


    I'm 40 weeks pregnant now and was wondering, did any of you have the flu vaccine to prevent flu in your pregnancies? And the WC vaccine in 3rd trimester? I had the two of these vaccines.

    I am currently posting as I do not know which side of the fence I'm in now in regards to vaccinating my baby and have heard bad things about vaccines in pregnancy even though medical authorities tell us they're safe. So I'm just confused and wanted to see what other people's experiences are and if they vaccinated in pregnancy.

    If you had these vaccines while pregnant, is your baby okay? Any effects on brain, developmental stuff? Are your babies progressing well?

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    I had both vaccines in my last pregnancy and my baby is fine.

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    I had both in my 3rd trimester & my baby is fine. She's 5 months now and is in perfect health.

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    Thanks for those responses! I forgot to ask also if you opted for vitamin K shot or oral for baby or not at all?

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    I had both while pregnant with DS2 (now 4mo) and he is perfect. It gave me huge peace of mind knowing that he'd have some residual immunity to WC for the 2 months before he started being vaxxed.

    Yep, we gave DS1and 2 the newborn shots. They barely noticed, and were both fine.

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    I had the flu shot both pregnancies, the WC in my second and both my children are fully vaccinated on schedule. Both pictures of health. No regrets, please seek advice from those qualified to give it not randoms on the net (including me).

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    I had both WC and flu vaccine in my first pregnancy and my DD1 is in perfect health, she has been sick twice in her life (with minor colds) and just turned 2 a few days ago.

    In my second pregnancy I only had the flu vaccine as the pregnancies were close together and I wasn't due for WC, my DD2 is prone to colds and has had 4 already plus one hospital admission with sepsis, she is only 10 months old.

    Both are breastfed and both have had all immunisations on time. Not sure if the difference is just their genetic make up but it brings an interesting point I guess. You have already done a fantastic thing for your Bub by getting those immunisations during pregnancy. Good luck with everything.

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    There is a lot of misinformation out there, its so hard to navigate the truth from the lies, especially online. I just make sure Im getting my info from reliable sources of info, not places like the vaccine skeptics network,or natural news.com. There are some great sources such as science alert & science babe on facebook, & 'refutations to anti vax memes' explains a lot of the misinformation about vaxxes. As for brain development, I know one child who has brain damage because he had measles as a baby because his mum is very anti-vax. His measles led to encrphalitis and brain damage. That is just one anecdote but the statistics say that 9 out of every 10 unvaccinated people who come in contct with measles will contract it, & one in 1000 of those will lead to encaphalitis, which can mean brain damage or death for that person.
    Good luck in your journey of finding the information you are looking for. Please remember there are a lot of lies out there!

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    I so appreciate these responses ladies! I know we're not a bunch of scientists or doctors but just was seeking some experiences from other Mums looking to do the best thing they know how for their bubs

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    There are a lot of top doctors and immunologists around the world who are anti-vaccination who have excellent evidence based information and published work on links to harm and that is where I source my information as there is definitely a lot of rubbish around out there. I actually have a biomedical background so make sure I research proper sources. There is definitely good information behind both sides of the 'vaccination debate'. At the end of the day it is hard to sometimes make a decision faced with it all. That's where your personal experiences are so helpful

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