My OB recommends flu shot...anyone getting it?

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My OB recommends flu shot...anyone getting it?
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Fri, 11-04-2011 - 4:02am

So my OB at my last app't said she truly recommends the flu shot because it'll protect not only me but my unborn baby and also will help protect the baby when he is born also.

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I still haven't decided...not looking forward to my OB suggesting it again my next app't.

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I got one and also had one when pregnant with my daughter.

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@trai
I had my dd in jan also, and I don't recall being asked to take one either. But it is something to think about.
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Kim, that is so terrible about your friend's son.

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Thanks ladies.

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Registered: 01-05-2005

I got my flu shot.

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Registered: 09-20-2002
yes, I get one every year and so do the kids/DH. Never had a problem with it and haven't got the flu since I started getting the shot.
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I got a flu shot at the beginning of October and I had no side affects My OBGYN actually recommended that my husband and I get a flu shot so he got one at Walgreens. He had a low grade fever (99.0) for a few hours) but after that he was back to normal.

I was told that the pregnancy flu shots are different from the normal flu shot... so you may want to ask your OB about that

The only reason I got the flu shot was because my sister-in-law when she had her first got the flu and passed it to her 2.5 month old. My niece wound up spending a few days in the hospital because of the flu (it was the winter H1N1 had its breakout)... so I got mine more so to be safe than sorry.
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Registered: 12-09-1999
I don't usually get flu shots but I actually considered it for this reason alone. I am pro-vax but I'm still on the fence.
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I believe we had a post on this somewhere about two weeks ago, so you might also want to check that out for answers.

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