4591205_tn?1410608774
Pertussis
My mom told me I should get a pertussis vaccination before I have the baby. Has anyone else done this??
Cancel
11 Answers
Page 1 of 1
4268628_tn?1375044776
I have the option of getting one after. That was the only thing the blood test showed no antibodies for.how likely it is that you will get measles?
Comment
Cancel
4268628_tn?1375044776
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
I got it rather be safe than sorry, I had it after I had my sons !!!! U never kno if ur guna come in contact with somebody that has it
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
4591205_tn?1410608774
Pertussis isn't the measles its whooping cough and it can kill the baby. if you get the vaccine before you have the baby you will pass on some of the antibodies to the baby is what i was told
Comment
Cancel
4591205_tn?1410608774
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
I had the shot the day after I gave birth b4 I was discharged its definitely something u wanna do
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
That is something you should have for sure. I did see in the news the other day that whooping cough is on the rise. Probaly due to the people who do not vaccinate their kids. Also the effects of the shot do ware off and it does require a booster. Whooping cough is very serious and can kill.  Not looking forward to all the blood work myself.... Good luck.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
If you breast feed you will transfer the antibodies to the baby. I would get it in the hospital after you have the baby (some vaccines have chemicals to stabilize them that you don't want to expose the baby to if you can help it).

They usually give you the vaccine in a tetnus shot. They also give it to babies, but in a different form that is weaker and given over three visits. My pediatrician said anyone that will watch the baby (Dad, grandma, etc) should get it ASAP.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
4484425_tn?1384231934
You probably already got it. They usually combine it this the tetnuis vaccine and they are good for ten years.
Comment
Cancel
4484425_tn?1384231934
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
4451415_tn?1359275104
Im going to have to get is as in my village alone we have had 35 cases of whopping cough including my bff and her kids which im around all the time i wasnt preg when the had it but its still got lots of ppl to go through round here so im going to be safe rather than sorry
Comment
Cancel
4451415_tn?1359275104
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
In UK you get it at between 28 weeks and 38 weeks so there's enough time to get the antibodies into the babies system. I'm currently recovering from whopping cough and too early for injection. I'll still be given the injection at my 28 week appointment.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
Forgot to say that Dr also said baby was fine and I won't be contagious by the time baby is born so I won't be able to pass it on. Injection will protect baby for first 2 months until they get to have their own injection. I'd recommend getting the injection because its a really nasty thing to have and no fun at all!!
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
I live in texas never even thought about it :o my next dr appt is the 25th ill be sure to ask my dr about it :' ill be 25 weeks shes always like ugh you beat me to it when it comes to discussing things :p
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
4591205_tn?1410608774
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Pertussis
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
12618772_tn?1445218132
Blank
KeeLolo, and babyIvy_42715 commented on babyIvy_42715's status
4 hrs ago
12618772_tn?1445218132
Blank
babyIvy_42715 good news is I'm late bad n... Comment
6 hrs ago
4769306_tn?1451008167
Blank
babyIvy_42715, and KeeLolo commented on veronica0808's status
6 hrs ago
Blank
Pregnancy Tracker
Track your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight throughout your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Pregnancy: Ages 25-34 Community Resources