Thread: Pertussis
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:36 PM   #6
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Re: Pertussis

I caught pertussis when I was pregnant and I coughed so violently, I would often throw up, gag, nearly pass out, and eventually I broke a rib during a coughing fit. I have been fully vaxed against it, but still caught it.

I did not enjoy it, having a broken rib while 36 wks pregnant, and then delivering a baby while having a broken rib *REALLY* sucks.

I would be careful while you are pg, b/c normal immunity can be suppressed in pregnancy.

(this isn't reflective of my personal stance on vaxes, but just to give you a heads up, pertussis while pg is definitely no fun!)
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