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Pregnant - should I get whooping cough vaccine?

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333mumtobe Thu 02-Jul-20 21:08:35

Just wondering how many mums/expectant mums got the whooping cough vaccine when pregnant? And if not, why not? Xx

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Georgieex Thu 02-Jul-20 21:11:41

I would, I've seen some videos of babies with whooping cough and it scared me!

thinpigeon Thu 02-Jul-20 21:14:30

I did and would again. My DH had whooping cough as an adult and had 3 months of not being able to eat a full meal as it would trigger coughing. There were a couple of occasions where he coughed so much he was close to passing out. I'd hate to see that in a young baby, particularly when it is so easy to avoid!

theproblemwitheyes Thu 02-Jul-20 21:14:50

Why wouldn't you!? Surely you want to do everything you can to protect your baby.

mw90 Thu 02-Jul-20 21:15:52

I had it with my previous 3 and without a doubt will be having it this time, I never forget my mum telling me of the guilt she felt when my sister caught whooping cough, and thought she'd lost her hearing.

Icloud54 Thu 02-Jul-20 21:16:55

I'm 29 weeks pregnant and had my jab last week, I also had it with my other pregnancies.

NannyR Thu 02-Jul-20 21:17:07

It's a no brainer, whooping cough can kill babies and it's a vaccine preventable disease. This family's story is heartbreaking light for Riley.

HeeeeyDuggee Thu 02-Jul-20 21:17:21

It’s designed to protect your baby. Sadly there was a massive rise in whooping cough cases and deaths in newborns & babies.

AliasGrape Thu 02-Jul-20 21:18:04

Yep I had it. Absolute no brainer.

AldiAisleofCrap Thu 02-Jul-20 21:18:28

Definitely why wouldn’t you?

sel2223 Thu 02-Jul-20 21:19:59

I never thought twice about it. Whooping cough in newborn babies is horrendous.

bogoblin Thu 02-Jul-20 21:21:14

I got mine a couple of weeks ago. Arm was a bit sore, that was it.

Protects mum and baby, seems a no brainer really!

bluesapphirestars Thu 02-Jul-20 21:22:48

I have family history of vaccine damage so am very cautious with vaccinations but I think I will get this one and decline the flu jab, if that helps.

MissT2095 Thu 02-Jul-20 21:23:23

I've had a whooping cough jab in both of my pregnancies. It takes 2 seconds and hurts slightly for about a day. Why wouldn't you have it. It's a no brainer for me.

CayrolBaaaskin Thu 02-Jul-20 21:23:47

Of course I did.

Phiphi123 Thu 02-Jul-20 21:24:13

Newborn babies in my city have died from whooping cough in the last couple of years so for me it was a no brainer. Didn’t even feel it and arm wasn’t at all sore and I know I’ve protected my baby from a life threatening disease.

Shmithecat2 Thu 02-Jul-20 21:25:36

Another vote for 'no brainer' and 'why wouldn't you?!'

Haggisfish Thu 02-Jul-20 21:25:44

I nearly died from whooping cough as a child and have weak lungs as a result. Wtf would you not get the vaccine? I’m so grateful a vaccine is now available and I don’t have to go through what my mum did with me. And my brother, actually-he caught it from me.

katmarie Thu 02-Jul-20 21:27:12

No brainer, I had the jab with both my pregnancies. With my first I had the fun of having the whooping cough and flu jabs on the same day, that was all the fun you can imagine. But apart from sore arms, I was fine. If I ever have another baby I will have the vaccine again if necessary.

Cuwins Thu 02-Jul-20 21:30:22

My partner had whooping cough as an adult and it was absolutely horrendous and went on for months. I can't imagine how a small baby could ever cope so I would be having it as soon as it was available

helterskelter3 Thu 02-Jul-20 21:31:37

Absolutely, yes.

BeHappyAndSmile Thu 02-Jul-20 21:33:22

Absolutely! Give me any and all vaccinations that will protect baby. As soon as I was past the point where I could have it I was in for it.

4amWitchingHour Thu 02-Jul-20 21:36:08

Yes, of course

4amWitchingHour Thu 02-Jul-20 21:39:08

@333mumtobe @bluesapphirestars are you the same poster? What's the family history of vaccine damage?

OnlyFoolsnMothers Thu 02-Jul-20 21:41:16

Of course why wouldn’t you?

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