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Whooping cough vaccine during pregnancy.

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#1 pollie79

Posted 03 May 2020 - 10:47 PM

Hi everyone,
Just wondering if you had any side effects from the vaccination during pregnancy.

#2 Lou-bags

Posted 03 May 2020 - 11:06 PM

No, none.

I had one in my second pregnancy (first pregnancy was before the recommendation). It gave me peace of mind to know my baby would have some protection until old enough to be vaccinated.

Edited to add- actually now that I think back, I did have a tender arm the next day or so. Same as when I had the same vaccine about 7 yrs prior but not pregnant.

Edited by Lou-bags, 03 May 2020 - 11:08 PM.

#3 Oriental lily

Posted 03 May 2020 - 11:34 PM

No nothing at all . Not even a bruise or ache afterwards .

#4 MessyJ

Posted 04 May 2020 - 02:23 AM

None at all.

#5 rowd

Posted 04 May 2020 - 06:24 AM

No, just a mildly sore spot, like what happens for most jabs.

Edited by rowd, 04 May 2020 - 06:25 AM.

#6 Wonderstruck

Posted 04 May 2020 - 06:43 AM

A sore arm like any other shot. I also have had the flu shot in 2 pregnancies.

I'll be having the whooping cough vax in this pregnancy at the recommended time. O had the flu shot last month. Not a second thought.

#7 MissHLH

Posted 04 May 2020 - 01:37 PM

Just a sore arm, but that's more likely from the tetanus part of the vaccine (TaP), rather than the pertussis. Also because I had the flu shot at the same time in the same arm.

#8 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 04 May 2020 - 01:44 PM

Nope. Don’t usually get a side effect from any vaccination other than a sore arm and maybe a bit of a mild fever.

#9 Bugster

Posted 04 May 2020 - 01:49 PM

I had it in my last 3 pregnancies but no side effects. Slightly sore arm for a day that’s it

#10 NikiOne

Posted 04 May 2020 - 02:23 PM

Don't remember so probably no. Had it in both pregnancies, the first one I had to educate the GP and convince her it was a thing.
My sister got whooping cough 5 years after her vaccination - almost 1/2 a year off or reduced work hours, an operation to repair her vocal cords and still reduced lung function. They recommend a booster every 5-10 years. I'm definitely getting a booster when the youngest turns 5.

#11 spartan_mum

Posted 04 May 2020 - 02:36 PM

I had it for my last pregnancy and had no side effects

#12 ckmelb

Posted 04 May 2020 - 06:22 PM

No, barely a sore arm

ETA my brother whinged that his arm hurt for days and I reminded him how many rounds of IVF I did (about 10, I actually lost count) and that I was still injecting blood thinners into my 20 week pregnant belly and he stopped complaining

Edited by ckmelb, 04 May 2020 - 06:23 PM.

#13 22Fruitmincepies

Posted 04 May 2020 - 06:43 PM

No side effects for me. Being able to have both the whooping cough and flu vaccines in pregnancy is so valuable for our babies’ health. I love that we are able to protect them in this way.

#14 Magnolia2

Posted 04 May 2020 - 09:06 PM

I had it more than once during pregnancy! (Once in first trimester before visiting another new baby, and the third trimester for my baby). And another dose just before falling pregnant. So that’s three times in a year (I actually asked EB about this when I was pregnant: http://www.essential...n-in-pregnancy/

Anyway - no side effects, DS is great. But my arm hurt a bit after the first one.

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