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Does covid and flu risk of this winter put you off ttc?
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Mum2HC · 05/08/2022 18:43

We are contemplating having our 3rd baby but really scared how bad this winter is going to be for covid and flu!!
Ive had 3 jabs and had covid before(mildly) but still nervous if I got it again when pregnant. I know they are offering a booster but not sure I feel comfortable having it in early pregnancy which might be when covid peaks again…

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Hdocheub820 · 05/08/2022 18:47

If I wanted a baby then no it wouldn't put me off no

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snowflake29 · 05/08/2022 18:50

That reason alone wouldn't put me off. And I've had covid twice in this pregnancy, both milder than the average head cold.

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WJK00 · 05/08/2022 18:51

No I was pregnant all through last winter and even caught covid (wasn't jabbed) around 23 weeks. Was very very mild for me.

I wouldn't let it stop me TTC no x

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Hotandbothereds · 05/08/2022 18:53

Wouldn’t really consider this, no

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Mum2HC · 05/08/2022 18:54

Thanks everyone. I’ve just had an awful virus (maybe tonsillitis) and had a bad fever for the first time in 15 years so it’s put me a bit on edge!

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grosgirl · 05/08/2022 18:59

I had covid when I was 11 weeks pregnant. Had both jabs and booster. Felt rough for a few days but temp was easy to control with paracetamol and lots of rest/ fluids did the trick.

Doesn’t seem to be any adverse effects!

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addler · 05/08/2022 19:06

No it wouldn't. I was pregnant in 2020 when it first happened and pregnant again now, have had it twice this pregnancy and wouldn't have known it was covid if I hadn't had to have tested for a specific reason.

The only thing I wouldn't do is have a booster during the first trimester, I would wait until the second to have it done.

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Namechanger355 · 05/08/2022 19:19

No I wouldn’t let it put me off if you have had the jabs

in 20 weeks now and had covid at 15 weeks. It was quite mild with paracetamol - and given I’ve had the booster . If I was high risk they would give me blood thinners but they didn’t need to

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Jalisco · 05/08/2022 19:26

In 2018/ 19, did you worry about flu, sepsis, chicken pox, measles or the hundreds of other things you could have contracted? Did you even think about them? Probably not. If you want a 3rd child, then you focus on that, just like you did for the 1st and 2nd.

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Goodnewsday · 05/08/2022 19:33

I work in a school and I’m about to return from mat leave, considering ttc again from November/December time for a 2 year age gap but I was thinking the same, I remember how worried I was being squashed in a class with children slevering all over me before when I was pregnant 🤦🏼‍♀️ I don’t think it would put me off but I think if vaccinations are needed again I’ll get one before getting pregnant as I’d rather avoid taking it when already pregnant

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