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Vaccine during pregnancy...

I had my 28 week appointment today and my doctor said at my 30 week appointment she wants me to get the whooping cough vaccine to protect baby and me. I want to keep my baby safe, but am weary of giving vacinnes that are relatively new (from what I've read they just started recommending this vaccine in pregnancy around 2011 I believe). What are your thoughts? Has anyone done this during a previous pregnancy and if so what was the outcome? Thanks for any input.
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It offers a little bit of protection to your baby since they can't be vaccinated again whooping cough for a bit. Whooping cough can be deadly to a newborn. I would recommend getting it, and would also recommend your family members get updated on their tdap vaccinations if they haven't already.
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They wanted me to get it too I said no my doctor noted in my chart for me to get it after baby is born.
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Ya I've gotten mine while pregnant and once at the hospital after I gave birth. We were fine
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I just got my Tdap and flu shot at my last appt. I did some research and it's highly recommended especially that there seeing more cases of whooping cough going around and it's extremely hard on babies and they can't be vaccinated until 2 months and by us mothers getting the Tdap it transfers to our babies  . My doc actually recommended any ppl that will be around our new baby to get one if they haven't my 2 sons or good and my SO goes in next Friday to get his even our parents that haven't had one in 10 yrs will be getting it as well .
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I said no as well.
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