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    Default BIL hasn't had the whooping cough vaccine

    My bil still hasn't had the whooping cough vaccine - he lives with fil so will therefore have regular contact with the baby.

    We asked him to get it when I was 12 weeks & he didn't voice any objections but he still hasn't done it & I only have 5 & 1/2 weeks to go.

    What's the best course of action here? Is it safe for him to be around the baby regularly if he doesn't get the needle?

    I don't think I can force anyone but I also want to do what is best for my baby. But if I keep the baby away from BIL then that means FIL will get to spend less time with him/her & that's not really fair.

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    I would be strict: no needle no visit and cuddles until bub is at least 6 months old. Your FIL can either tell your BIL to higher off when you visit or your FIL can come to your place.

    - perhaps your BIL thinks he still has plenty of time before bub comes?

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    Is it possible BIL just forgot?

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    Have you had the vaccine OP?
    If you get it in the third trimester, it gives bub adequate levels of protection when he/she born.
    Therefore it won't matter who has or who hasn't been vaccinated.
    PM me if you like if you have questions.
    I'm a vaccinator.

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    Im worried about this too. Ppl not getting it etc and dont know what to do.

    Bubblesk do u have a link for the whooping cough being given while pregnant? My ob who is very experienced and one of the most recommended at my hospital said they highly recommend mums get it right after birth as there isnt enough research to get it while pregnant?

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    In the uk it's given while pregnant

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    I'm currently in London and was told by my OB to get it while I was in my third trimester. We moved here while I was pregnant so went private here, the OB I ended up choosing (didn't know this until after I had) was listed in Tatler's as one of London's top OBs, so pretty experienced!

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    Your Obs is behind the times.
    It's the new guidelines in AUS (since May 2013).
    It's done in the UK, NZ and USA.
    This link is for the Australian immunisation handbook, Peetussis section. You will have to scroll through it, to find the pregnancy vax part.
    FWIW, I has it with my DD in the 3rd trimester and she was fine.
    If you have 5.5 weeks to go you need to get it ASAP as it take 2 weeks post vax for you get decent antibody levels.

    http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/in...nise-pertussis

    My obs didn't want me to get it but luckily my GP was up with the times and he gave it to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubblesK View Post
    Your Obs is behind the times.
    It's the new guidelines in AUS (since May 2013).
    It's done in the UK, NZ and USA.
    This link is for the Australian immunisation handbook, Peetussis section. You will have to scroll through it, to find the pregnancy vax part.
    FWIW, I has it with my DD in the 3rd trimester and she was fine.
    If you have 5.5 weeks to go you need to get it ASAP as it take 2 weeks post vax for you get decent antibody levels.

    http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/in...nise-pertussis

    My obs didn't want me to get it but luckily my GP was up with the times and he gave it to me.
    Thanks. My ob isnt behind the times as they knew ppl are now given it in their 3rd trimester. They just personally didnt believe there was enough research to support it as it was so new & they strongly recommended it after birth. Maybe that was just their opinion but they are highly experienced so didnt question it. They said ppl get it in pregnancy now but didnt recommend their patients to as its so new.

    Thanks for the link ill have a look and see what I think

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    The CDC have been recommending it for every pregnancy in the stages for ages.

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