Just read in my "What to expect" last night that flu can be very dangerous in your third trimester and that if you come up to flu season and are in that phase, you should have one. Never had a flu jab. Anyone know if pregnant women commonly get one? never heard this before. Thanks!
the pneumo vax made my dad horribly ill this year, but he's 71 with hypertension and coronary artery disease, so he followed his doc's recommendation to have it, but he's dreading his flu jab in october.
Well mrsmc, i wish i had one, as i got the flu for the first time ever. took me over two weeks to feel slightly better couldn't get out of bed at all for 4 days, there was nothing i could take to ease it, 6 weeks later i still have a cough, so i'm on antibiotics and still not gone, and now am facing labour 39+3 still weak with a cough.
i only read that the other night too, and thought if next time pg in winter i would. Incidently it has been a really bad flu season here in Oz. everyone i know has had flu once or twice and even many young people even are in hospital with pnemonia. Pg women are also much more likely to get pnemonia
Ooo, that's a good point. I have asthma which technically puts me in one of the risk categories for flu and means I can get the jab on the NHS. I've had it a couple of times - whenever I remember really Had completely forgotten about it until I saw this thread though. I'll definitely ask my MW about it at the next appointment - agree that the idea of flu in the third trimester (or even just after birth when your entire biology is up the spout) sounds horrible, but they're normally really cautious about giving pg women any medication, so I'll be interested to see what she says.
Hey Mrs! I'm good thank you - getting big now (28w), and baby is a wriggly one, but it's all good. nomoremagnolia crashed another thread the other day to say hello to me too, I'm feeling very loved! How about you?