Have any of you gotten the flu shot while pregnant? I'm currently almost 19 weeks and would get my shot at 20 weeks.
My doctor has advised me to get the flu shot. I have a history of bronchitis and upper respiratory infections and take public transit daily. She is a very good doctor and I respect her opinion, and yet I do feel a bit nervous about getting the shot. She says the risk of contracting the flu outweighs the risks of getting a flu shot while pregnant.
Also: I am currently on my second cold as many months! Am an avid hand washer/sanitizer user, and have good eating and sleeping habits. Am beginning to believe it that pregnant women have suppressed immune systems. :(
i was only like 9 weeks pregnant when i got my flu shot(in 2009)... i didnt get the H1N1 vaccine till they had the one that was safer for pregnant women(against Drs wishes) i dont remember how far along i was then... but i am pro vaccination, what ever antibodies i can pass to my baby is better...
and yes when pregnant parts of your immune system are suppressed while other areas are enhanced... to prevent your body from attacking the baby (who is like an organ transplant that your body sees as part "self" and part "foreign")
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