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Old 08-31-2007, 02:36 PM   #11
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Re: anyone get a flu shot while pregnant?

I did with both DDs. It is actually recomended

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Old 08-31-2007, 02:39 PM   #12
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Re: anyone get a flu shot while pregnant?

It depends on how high your risk of the flu is and how you feel about the mercury and such...i am due dec. 5th but i refuse to get it. I just don't like wierd things going into my body. If i were a teacher, i may get it though, but i'm not!
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Re: anyone get a flu shot while pregnant?

i dont do flu shots at all.... i got it once a few years ago and got sick as a dog. before that, the only time i had actually gotten the flu was in like 2nd grade
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:14 PM   #14
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i did .. not sure if i will this time .. last time i was working full time with the public
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:18 PM   #15
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Re: anyone get a flu shot while pregnant?

oh let me add-- i only recently got a job answering phones in a busy real estate office, AND my dh works at a junior high. Actually, i believe he works at the largest junior hhigh in the country (or at least ONE of!) with more than 4,000 kids! This is one of the reasons why-- just thought i'd add more of how theres actually a method to my madness thinking, lol.
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:22 PM   #16
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Re: anyone get a flu shot while pregnant?

I got it with my second child. I didn't want to be pregnant, sick and have a little one to care for. Plus, we had just moved to a new country and I thought we might be more vulnerable to getting sick. My son got a bit of a stomach bug, but other than that we were good to go. Last winter however we opted out. I got it, my baby and my oldest got the flu at the same time. My oldest had it for 2 weeks! I think we are getting it this winter. I will decide here soon.
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:23 PM   #17
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I did during one of my pregnancies. I don't know why I did; it was an option my OB presented to me and I decided to take it. For what reason...sigh. I don't know. I had never had a flu shot before (never had one since) and while I am not anti-vax, the flu shot is one that I do avoid for my kids. I'm sure it was my 2nd pregnancy when I was due into the start of the flu season.
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:25 PM   #18
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Re: anyone get a flu shot while pregnant?

I did get one while pregnant - I was only 2 months along at the time actually - but it was recommended especially since I have asthma. I don;t know that it helped or hurt - well, actually, I had a very healthy winter so maybe it helped? I work with kids too though - so I know I am exposed to everything under the sun!

I believe that one of the brands of flu shot does not contain thimerosal (mercury) so you could request that one. not sure which company it is though - sorry!

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Re: anyone get a flu shot while pregnant?

i got a flu shot when i was pg with DD because my OB said i was a lot more likely to get REALLY sick if i did get the flu (like hospitalization and all ) .. i was about 25 weeks when i got it.. i plan to get it again this year, in the 2nd trimester.
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I was told its safe although i didn't get it with this pregnancy, i've never had one and didn't expect to be asked to get one although the dr told me to get one i said no.
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