over the top with protection than leave ourselves open to risk.
I was told it only last 2 years yesterday by a midwife but she also said a lot of other slightly wrong things so I would best check and double check his status with it.
Also bear in mind at least in WA for most of last year you couldn't get the booster unless you were high risk. I tried all year but it wasn't available.
grrrr getting fed up with the misinformation out there. everyone has a different version of the facts!
actually I'm just over being pregnant right now. not coping and fed up.
Sorry to crash the thread, just wondering, for those who had this policy how did you go about letting people know? A post on FB? Or did you tell people individually and if so what did you say?
I'd like to have a no vax no visit policy this time but DH is resistant, he says it's rude, I don't think there's anything rude about protecting your child but I'm unsure how to word it. I know I'm going to get resistance from both of our families.
I think u need to have the mind set of this is non negotiable, then there's basically no if ands or buts.
We've had a very long road ttc so even before we conceived I'd made it clear ppl would be getting the vax or they can't see the baby. I had inlaws say smart little remarks ect but that's ok I'm not budging so take ur pick. I must admit it is easier if ur partner is by your side and de inforces it.
After doing IVF multiple transfers and egg pick ups I just said that if I've had to go through years or needles, pain heart ache ect the least everyone can do is get a needle.
There's no way I'm risking my babies life for the sake of offending other ppl.
I said politely to ppl we are doing no vax no visit, explained why and everyone surprisingly got their needles.
I also work in a medical centre and have seen how common whooping cough is at the moment it's everywhere you'd be surprised.
I would stick by your guns because if something did happen you would never forgive yourself
Mama Mirabelle (17-02-2016)
Stand your ground. You are your babies advocate. It's up to you to implement this.
It's really scary and they're blaming an outbreak for the lack of stock but if they don't sort it soon things are going to get a lot worse.
NB GPs have limited stock for pregnant women.
Also have been given conflicting advice re how long it lasts. 2-10 years. My OB suggested 5.
I wish there were more clear info available and an Australia-wide stock not a state-by-state thing.
Also remember a vaccination is no guarantee they won't get it. I have 2 friends who have had WC despite being vaccinated.
So in addition to the vaccine, I'll be ensuring I keep my newborn pretty sheltered for the first few months, avoiding playgroups etc, carrying them close to me and not being handled other than immediate family/close friends.
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