Hi everyone, wonerding about thoughts on getting the flu shot ~ I don't normally get it, but I understand it is recommended for pregnant women. Just not sure what to do. Thoughts and experices welcome. Also I, didn't know how to search the forums as I'm sure this has been discussed before so any advice there would be helpful. Thanks!!
Re: questions ~ flu shot and how to search forums
Current Age 35, DH 33
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Ditto searching the forums. Either use the search box and type your own search terms, or go to the board your question is related and scroll down a few pages to see if you find the topic you're looking for.
For God's sake, people, get the flu shot. It is absolutely, 100% recommended for pregnant women and also helps protect your baby. It is very, very safe. Last year, pregnant women and newborns died from the flu (Google it if you want to read sad stories). Everyone who will be around the newborn should also have a flu shot (i.e. your DH, grandparents). The science is totally clear, if you listen to science.
My OB's office has the thimerasol free version, but it really doesn't matter--either is safe.
I also got the Dtap or Tdap or whatever again even though I just got it a couple years ago. My OB's office said that they are now giving it DURING each pregnancy b/c doing so helps give some immunity on the baby.
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