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flu shot while pregnant user banned
15th Jan '13

Did you get it? why or why not? I have heard the flu is really bad. and I sucked it up and got my kids the flu vaccine last week and they had no side effects rather than my 2 year old rufusing to walk shortly after it was done. lol


just saw this thing on FB about a mom dying from the flu leaving her 3 month old twins ( who got the flu)and other child. I just think its crazy people still DIE from the flu. I mean lots of people get it, feel like they got hit by a bus and just get better.. uggh its makaing me wish I got the flu shot at my last appt. I accepted the DTAP vaccine for myself but denied the flu shot. i remember getting the H1N1 vaccine a couple years ago when that happened and I was in early pregnancy too. idk what to do.

user banned Altadena, California 11084 posts
15th Jan '13

I get the flu shot because I'm an RN and have to. My kids got it after they had the flu earlier in the season and I saw how horrible they were.



I say get it, but only if you are feeling 100% healthy.

Mi'chell Petrie 34 kids; Deep River, Iowa 958 posts
15th Jan '13

I refused to get the flu shot, and my children won't have it.
We all seem to catch a minor bug come flu.season, but anyone I know who's gotten the flu shot got the flu extremely bad this year.

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
15th Jan '13
Quoting I'm Marbles:" I get the flu shot because I'm an RN and have to. My kids got it after they had the flu earlier in the ... [snip!] ... had the flu earlier in the season and I saw how horrible they were. I say get it, but only if you are feeling 100% healthy."


okay, I feel healthy and normal now besides some random nasuea. my next appt is the 5th of feb, so i will get it then.

Ole' No Name TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; Singapore, Singapore 6242 posts
15th Jan '13

I didn't get it while pregnant because my OB told me not too.
But last years flu season was nothing like this one.



I'm not pregnant but I did receive a flu shot and so did my DD.

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
15th Jan '13
Quoting Mi'chell Petrie:" I refused to get the flu shot, and my children won't have it. We all seem to catch a minor bug come flu.season, but anyone I know who's gotten the flu shot got the flu extremely bad this year."


yeah we all caught that 24 hour stomach virus a few weeks ago it was awful. but i dont think ive ever had the actual FLU and I dont want to either.

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
15th Jan '13
Quoting Ole' No Name:" I didn't get it while pregnant because my OB told me not too. But last years flu season was nothing like this one. I'm not pregnant but I did receive a flu shot and so did my DD."


your OB said NOT too? oh man mine always push the flu vaccine.

Ole' No Name TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; Singapore, Singapore 6242 posts
15th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ☮ Phuket:</b>" your OB said NOT too? oh man mine always push the flu vaccine."</blockquote>



Yeah, I dunno why he said not too.
I requested it at one of my visits and he said absolutely not.



I was about 32 weeks along then.
I thought you HAD to have it while pregnant, but I guess not.

MomOfThreeBoys 2 kids; Dayton, Ohio 5096 posts
15th Jan '13

I do not nor do my kids. We never have. I'm just uping their Vitamin D intake taking vitamins and washing hands ALL the time.



I read an article about flu shot and preganat women I'm trying to find it now, just confirmed why I do not get it.

A&J. ♥ 1 child; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 5613 posts
15th Jan '13

I have it right now and it's horrible. I've slept a total of five hours including sporadic naps over the past two days. My throat is in excruciating pain. Hurts to swallow and even hurts to breathe through my mouth but I have to BC my nose is stuffed



Get it!

♔RaisingHudson 1 child; 1 angel baby; Louisiana 1236 posts
15th Jan '13

I did get the flu shot back in November at 30 weeks pregnant. I usually catch it every year, and my doctor recommended it. I had no side effects besides my arm hurting. Lmao. I was scared I would get sick, but I didn't. I didn't catch the flu yet. Fingers crossed. :)

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
15th Jan '13

i never get the flu shot and neither do my kids.

user banned Altadena, California 11084 posts
15th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Baking #3 *17weeks*:</b>" I do not nor do my kids. We never have. I'm just uping their Vitamin D intake taking vitamins and washing ... [snip!] ... the time. I read an article about flu shot and preganat women I'm trying to find it now, just confirmed why I do not get it."</blockquote>




Do you mean Vitamin C?

MomOfThreeBoys 2 kids; Dayton, Ohio 5096 posts
15th Jan '13

Not sure if this is the exact one but pretty much the same thing.



http://vactruth.com/2012/11/23/flu-shot-spikes-fetal-death/

user banned Altadena, California 11084 posts
15th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ƙ☆:</b>" I did get the flu shot back in November at 30 weeks pregnant. I usually catch it every year, and my doctor ... [snip!] ... besides my arm hurting. Lmao. I was scared I would get sick, but I didn't. I didn't catch the flu yet. Fingers crossed. :)"</blockquote>



Every time you get a shot caugh when they go to inject you that way your chest tightens up compared to your arm.