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whooping cough vaccine *Brittnee* 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Utah 6907 posts
Feb 8th '14

Would you get the whooping cough vaccine while pregnant? 
My doc brought it up at my last appt. about me getting it at my next appt which is thursday. Does anyone know of a good web site to get reliable info?  TIA

Ronnie RadKat 4 kids; Arizona 23349 posts
Feb 8th '14

I was actually wondering the same thing, whooping cough is going around here. 

Candita Watley Due May 4 (girl); United States 4 posts
Feb 8th '14

My appointment is Monday to get my shot yes I'm going cause that's a serious issue now!♥

*Brittnee* 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Utah 6907 posts
Feb 8th '14

Whooping cough is going around here too.  I just can't remember for the life of me if I got it with any of my other babies. 

MrsJp13 2 kids; Inland empire, CA, United States 2029 posts
Feb 8th '14

If I wasn't already vaccinated for whopping cough I would be getting this one. From what I've heard if you get it while pregnant it helps to protect your baby until they are able to get the vaccine themselves. Whopping cough is spreading like crazy and killing babies in this area. This is one I don't believe in taking chances with. 

Naturally Alternative 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Lafayette, Louisiana 6978 posts
Feb 8th '14

Quoting B r i t t a n y !:
No but we choose not to vaccinate at all.


This. Especially while pregnant. They can't test those things on pregnant women so they don't know all the side effects or risks... If you feel strongly about it, you could get it after giving birth. I did after my first (before we decided to not vax at all).

*Brittnee* 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Utah 6907 posts
Feb 8th '14

we do vaccinate. i think I may go ahead and get it, since it is going around here really bad right now. Thanks ladies

Where's Waldo? Due December 28 (girl); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Japan 3734 posts
Feb 8th '14

I got it because its spreading here and a few babies have died from it locally. I wouldn't take the chance. Some of your

Chamorrita momma 2 kids; California 5568 posts
Feb 9th '14

My doc didn't bring it up while I was pregnant.  But I did get the day after I gave birth.

Jaimie Doiel United States 4 posts
Feb 14th '14

i got mine yesterday. better safe than sorry. im not big on flu shots either but i got one anyways first trimester and i havnt gotten sick once. :)))) i say go for it!! now, when your baby is here, you can make different decisions about those shots :) 

Nbeck Due March 9; 3 kids; Iowa 112 posts
Feb 14th '14

I just had mine, my midwife informed me that this is something new they are doing (I never had it with the first 3) because they now know that getting the vaccine at the end of pregnancy will protect your newborn for their first 2 months of life.

Nbeck Due March 9; 3 kids; Iowa 112 posts
Feb 14th '14

I just had mine, my midwife informed me that this is something new they are doing (I never had it with the first 3) because they now know that getting the vaccine at the end of pregnancy will protect your newborn for their first 2 months of life.