I have been on a few threads recently about myself and sister, i think i maybe pregnant and bought some early detect tests off ebay, i got a negative. my sister is coming over now to test, she is getting married next week and has just had jabs as she is flying to thailand for honeymoon. she is over two late and is worried if she is pregnant that the jabs may damage the child. i told her to come over to use one of my tests. just wanted to know if anyone has any advice i can give her if she is pregnant! does anyone know the effects the jabs can have on an unborn child. when she went for them about one month ago they asked her and she said no. she is worried please help.
she will be here soon.
How late would she have been when she had the jabs? I don't know for how long the jabs affect the body (as opposed to the immunity, which is sort of background noise), but for the first week or two after conception the embryo has no direct with the mother's body. Even after it implants it is self-sufficient for a couple of weeks until the placenta forms and makes the connection with the mother's bloodstream. Until the the embryo takes it nutrition from a yolk-sack, nto from the mother. This, if I'm not mistaken, is why you can get plastered before you realise you're pg and not harm the baby.
Not 100%, when she told me she was 10 days overdue, I was so excited and told her to do a test. She said she would love to be pregnant but is worried about the effect of the jabs (did not say which) she is going to Thailand so I guess she would of had hepatitus, polio and thyphoid - i think, just trying to remember what i had when i went.
she did do a test back then and it was negative but she told me today that she drank two big glasses of water and it was in the middle of the day, plus she may of done it wrong. Now she is over two weeks with sore boobs. I really think she is although her periods may well be just delayed because of the stress and excitment of getting married.
is it dangerous?
Pretty candles, not 100% about that... actually I dont think she was late, it was before she was due. i will have to ask her. i just wanted to be ready for when she comes and does the test, if its positive i know she will get really upset and worried so if i know the facts i will be able to calm her down. if she is, it is her first baby, i am her youngest sister and have one child so i will be sooooooooooooo happy if she is, she wants children so badly!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm no expert, but I should think that if she had the jabs before she was due, then she should be fine. AFAIK most of the 'no vaccinations during pregnancy' rules come from the fact that, for ethical reasons, the jabs haven't been tested on pregnant humans, rather than from proven harm. Relax and enjoy the ride .
I think she's still OK but if it really worries her she should talk to the doctor. As you can see, none of us really know. Of course, were I in her position I'd also be anxious! It's perfectly natural to be.
Think it is usually a practice nurse who give the travel injections so perhaps she could speak to her. Unless she was specifically asked about pregnancy before the jabs were given (think I was advised to avoid getting pg whilst on the malaria tablets and for so long afterwards for example) it is probably ok but worth checking for peace of mind. This site advises on travel health in pregnancy.