Tdap for pregnant women--yes or no for you?

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Registered: 07-17-1999
Tdap for pregnant women--yes or no for you?
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Thu, 10-25-2012 - 12:17am

 

winter 2010 siggy

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Registered: 07-17-1999
Fri, 10-26-2012 - 2:22pm

I thought the article was interesting, as well. Immunization is a topic I do want to address, since I run a home based business with many children who come to my home. I don't want an agressive scheduel after that baby is born, but I do want to protect the baby as much as possible, especially there's a higher rate of non-immunization in this area. That baby will be in a different room, but still...

 

winter 2010 siggy

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Registered: 10-06-2010
Fri, 10-26-2012 - 10:45am

Hmmmm....interesting.  It wouldn't hurt to speak to the doctor about it.  Perhaps I'll address it at my next appointment (I'll be 16 weeks).  I got the TDAP in the hospital after giving birth to my DD in June 2011 and I breastfed so i assumed that helped provide her the protection she needed until 2 months of age.  I plan to BF this child as well, but if the Dr. thinks I should get it while pregnant I will.....that's why they went to medical school and I didn't.