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How many of you are getting the regular Flu shot while pregnant?

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jessbaby
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How many of you are getting the regular Flu shot while pregnant?

Is it totally safe?

Posted 9/14/09 2:58 PM
 
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Re: How many of you are getting the regular Flu shot while pregnant?

I am getting it. My OB advised it. And then he advised me to get the swine flu shot when it comes out too...

Posted 9/14/09 2:59 PM
 

Catzmeow
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Re: How many of you are getting the regular Flu shot while pregnant?

I'm definitely getting it.

I've gotten it for the past few years without any issues. Last year I got the flu shot in Oct. and my BFP in May. As far as I know it is totally safe.

I work with pediatricians, and know someone who works with the Immunization Dept. and they are all telling me I MUST get the regular flu shot and the swine flu vaccine to protect me and the baby. (Swine flu is particularly dangerous for pregnant women, and we're #1 on the NYS Dept. of Health's priority list of who should be vaccinated first.) So, at this point, I do plan on getting both.

Posted 9/14/09 3:28 PM
 

mrsej
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Re: How many of you are getting the regular Flu shot while pregnant?

Got it - got it when i was pregnant with DS. Have gotten the flu shot for 25 years!!! Never got the flu (knock on wood!)

Posted 9/14/09 3:56 PM
 

SuperLRN
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Re: How many of you are getting the regular Flu shot while pregnant?

I have never gotten the flu shot before but I will definitely be getting the regular flu shot this year. My doctor told me today he highly recommends that I get it.

As for the swine flu vaccine, I dont think i will be getting that one.

Posted 9/14/09 3:58 PM
 

maybeamommy
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Re: How many of you are getting the regular Flu shot while pregnant?

I'm not.

I never have

Posted 9/14/09 4:11 PM
 

Kristin616

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Re: How many of you are getting the regular Flu shot while pregnant?

I got one last week. My dr highly recommended it when I went for my reg. checkup

Posted 9/14/09 4:11 PM
 

Disneygirl
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Re: How many of you are getting the regular Flu shot while pregnant?

I am getting it as well as the whole family this year only because I'm having a January baby this time, DD is in nursery school and I'm a healthcare worker. The swine flu is too unknown to me and at this point rather take my chances and not get vaccinated.

Posted 9/14/09 4:20 PM
 

browneyedgirl
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Re: How many of you are getting the regular Flu shot while pregnant?

i already got it

Posted 9/14/09 4:31 PM
 

JoJo2010
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Re: How many of you are getting the regular Flu shot while pregnant?

I have never gotten it and not sure if I will

The swine flu shot scares me...I read in the paper that the swine flu shot is still new and "needs more studies for children and pregnant woman"

That right there scares me..so I really don't want to put something in my body that nobody really knows the side effects

Posted 9/14/09 4:53 PM
 

CucumberGirl
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Re: How many of you are getting the regular Flu shot while pregnant?

Posted by maybeamommy

I'm not.

I never have



ditto. I asked my OB about it as well and specifically about swine flu and he advised against it since I've never had one and am young and healthy - he didn't think it was worth the risks. but I think doctors disagree and also what you do may affect your decision - if I were a teacher, I probably would've been getting one every year, including now.

Posted 9/14/09 9:07 PM
 

Alex110879
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Re: How many of you are getting the regular Flu shot while pregnant?

I am on the fence about it... nys now is mandating all hospital workers to get it but i had a reaction the last three times so i am hoping to get a waiver.. i work alone on the overnights in the basement 1 night a month... if they make a big deal i am going to drop it

Posted 9/14/09 9:12 PM
 

JennB
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Re: How many of you are getting the regular Flu shot while pregnant?

My ob advised it but I called my regular doctor and he said if i was his daughter he would tell me not to get either flu shot. I have known him for years and trust his opinion so Im not going to get it.

Posted 9/14/09 9:29 PM
 

QueSeraSera
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Re: How many of you are getting the regular Flu shot while pregnant?

Never had it in the past, but I got it last week on my docs advice. I am around kids a lot so I don;t want to bring anything home if I can avoid it.....

Posted 9/14/09 9:31 PM
 

Ang-Rich
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Re: How many of you are getting the regular Flu shot while pregnant?

I will be getting it next month at my appt...but only with my OBGYN. I got one when I was pregnant with my son from her as well.

Posted 9/14/09 9:49 PM
 

Peainapod
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Re: How many of you are getting the regular Flu shot while pregnant?

i just posted about this yesterday. DH is getting his in a few weeks and im going with him. the dr. said its fine.

the swine flut shot..however, is a different story.

Posted 9/15/09 8:36 AM
 

headoverheels
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Re: How many of you are getting the regular Flu shot while pregnant?

i will ask my OB about it at my next appointment and see what she recommends. i don't want to get it but my DH is exposed to SO many people all day long that i am considering it.

Posted 9/15/09 8:40 AM
 

mishka
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Re: How many of you are getting the regular Flu shot while pregnant?

im not sure what im going to do.

ive never had a flu shot before so i dont know how ill react. i rarely get sick though (knock on wood). but i also work in a corporate place...not around kids etc.

BUT this fall/winter ill be observing in classrooms 1-6...which means potential for lots of sick kiddies.

soooo i dont know what to do.

Posted 9/15/09 8:55 AM
 

Michelle1123
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Re: How many of you are getting the regular Flu shot while pregnant?

Definitely getting the regular flu shot - always have (and with 2 pregnancies as well)

If they recommend the swine flu shot I will get that as well.

Posted 9/15/09 8:55 AM
 
 

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