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A question to those who had the whooping cough vaccine in pregnancy

(33 Posts)
MrsJamesMartin Thu 01-Aug-13 20:30:37

How were you afterwards? Were there any side effects? Would you have it again in a future pregnancy?
I'm trying to make up my mind what to do...

MrsJamesMartin Sat 03-Aug-13 22:40:16

Thanks everyone, I feel quite reassured now, will go ahead and book in with nurse

Boosiehs Sat 03-Aug-13 23:10:08

Another achey arm here.

redwellybluewelly Tue 06-Aug-13 15:53:57

I had an achey arm and felt like I'd been hit by a bus for 24hours afterwards - however I left it very late to have it and I was run down working full time.

I would have it again.

Biped Wed 07-Aug-13 11:33:30

As with the others, I had it around 37 weeks with no problems and baby is now a healthy 9 week old.

fatandlumpy Tue 29-Oct-13 15:58:48

I had it at 28 weeks. Also had the baby (who's now 15 weeks and asleep beside me). No ill effects apart from a sore arm and feeling like sh*t the day after.

LostMySocks Mon 04-Nov-13 17:36:32

I had the jab. Just had a slightly sore arm. Thank goodness I did as my midwife went down with whooping cough the day after my baby was born. We were isolated as a precaution but my baby is totally fine.

piklepants Mon 27-Jan-14 06:22:31

I don't dispute whooping cough is serious in young babies. But since they started this latest experiment on pregnant women have they actually found out if vaccinatin a pregnant woman has any effect on the baby's immunity? I know they had planned to keep an eye on the vaccinated study group?

Iheartcrunchiebars Mon 27-Jan-14 06:37:45

None. I've had whooping cough it was horrific and still have 'side affects' from it nearly 30 years later.

So glad I was offered the jab to protect my baby.

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