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01/05/2014 at 21:38
Hi looking for peoples advice on this vaccine
I know it can be done from 28 weeks has anyone had this yet and had any side effects
Ive looked on the nhs website and manufacturers say not to be used in pregnant women but others say its fine
Any info would be great thanks x
01/05/2014 at 22:19
Hiya, probably best off speaking to your midwife about it... I haven't been offered it and not particularly fussed about asking for it to be honest lol... Never had it done with my first and he's never gotten whooping cough.
I think its been recommended by some because its supposed to give the baby a better chance of fighting it off once born (if they should get it)...
02/05/2014 at 08:37
02/05/2014 at 09:45
This is my 3rd baby and never had it with my other 2
Got my next appointment in 5 weeks with midwife so we get more answers then
Its just I heard something yesterday from a friend in regards to it but not sure if the cause was from this jab
Just wanted to see if others have had it
Thanks again x
18/05/2014 at 08:23
Hi, I had the vaccine on Wednesday this week at 35 weeks.
They have introduced it recently because last year there were 8 deaths of babies under 8 weeks (the age they get the vaccine) from whooping cough. The babies had caught whooping cough from adults so they feel it is important to immunise the mother and pass it on to the baby in the womb until they are old enough to have the vaccine.
The vaccine given during pregnancy is the same dose given to a pre school child and has not been shown to have any side effects apart from sometimes a slight red swelling on the arm (although I haven't had this).
Hope this helps to put your mind at ease.
18/05/2014 at 18:53
I had the vaccine at 28 weeks , was fine , no side effects but arm was a little red n sore for a few days , didn't have it with my other 4 but there hadn't been an outbreak of it until recently , better safe than sorry ,
When I was in intensive care with my dd there was a baby with it in at the same time n it was awful to see the little boy suffering , he did make a full recovery but was heartbreaking to see at the time , that's one of the reasons I had it done , hope this helps , x x
How are you doing GG2 , not long to go now for us eh .... hope you're keeping well x x
18/05/2014 at 20:08
I'm really well thanks evemum24. The only problem are my swollen feet....they are huge! I'm sleeping and eating very well so can't complain . We had our parent craft last weekend which was good and I'm enjoying going to aqua natal too.
How are you? 4 weeks tomorrow for us! Eeekkkkk! X
18/05/2014 at 22:58
OMG mine too !! haven't had it with any of my others , probably the weather , has been warm lately , how are your fingers ? have to take rings off at night but can usually manage to squeeze them back on in the morning n goes down as the day goes on , have had a bigger appetite also the last week or so , but find a big dinner a struggle ,
I'm managing to practice yoga most days n feel much better when I have time to fit it in , have been suffering with restless leg syndrome but read taking iron might help , so started that last week n seems to be helping ,
I'm a few days behind you I think , will be 36 weeks Thursday , but have been a week or so early with my other 4 , n have induction of labour planned if I get to my due date so 31 days max for me ..... eeeeeekkkkkkkk indeed keep in touch , take care of yourself n keep your feet up as much as you can x x x
19/05/2014 at 12:38
I had mine today (28+1). My midwife recommended it as there is a rise in whooping cough cases at the moment and I would rather have my baby protected until it can have it's own jabs. The nurse said I could get a flu-y effect after a day or two and my arm is a little achey at the mo but IMO thats better than my baby being poorly. It came with a few other vaccinations in one too (think it was polio, tetanus and something)
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