after alot of reading up on the internet,there is no way im getting the h1n1 shot.im 10 weeks pregnant and im not putting my unborn baby at risk..
i think its way too early to know what side effects it will have in the futher.my bean is so small now i cant imagine putting somthing like this into my body,god knows what will happen..
im sure il be shot down for saying this but i got a paper in my door a few weeks ago that had an article about the vaccine in it.it said that the vaccine is being made by a group called,i think it was Braxton.apparently there the same group that brought out a vaccine years ago that was contaminated and alot of ppl got very sick and died.well thats what i read anyway. i wont be getting it
I'm not getting either the flu shot nor the h1n1 flu shot.
I leave this house maybe once a week.
I don't have close contact with anyone exept for hubby and my daughter.
Hubby signed up at his work last month though to get it when it comes out because he works in a prison and there's already been reported cases at the other prison. And with inmates being transferred from his prison to the other one, and from the other one to his one-
it'd be probably pretty good for him to get it.
Plus he ain't pregnant.
It'd be better for me, his unborn son and our daughter for him to get it.
Please visit www.cdc.gov for details of the vaccine. There are three forms of the vaccine being produced and only one form is with the live virus which is NOT being offered to pregnant women. The other two forms are non-active,(dead virus) forms. One has thimerosal and the other does not. Thimerosal is a perservative used that does contain trace amounts of mercury so make sure if you get the vaccine that you get the form with out the thimerosal in it.
What I find stunning is how everyone who is all for getting the H1N1 shot aren't looking at the big picture. WHY WHY in GODS NAME would you risk your lives and babies lives with a LIVE virus? YOU are trying to avoid the swine flu but will inject yourself with it. Makes no sense. People who trust doctors make me laugh. The doctors are PAID to have you take drugs or get injections, they know JACK POOP about what is in the H1N1 shot and yet they feel they have the authority and the knowledge to say yes it's safe? Please! How many people die from an FDA approved drug? MANY! It's all about MONEY!!!!!!! Do you not know about how many people who were perfectly healthy and hardly ever got sick but once they got the regular flu shot they were never the same from there on? They got so sick from getting the flu shot then caught colds/flus like there was no tomorrow. I know of at least 2 people personally who will vouch for that. OUR BODIES ARE NOT MADE TO BE INJECTED OR BE GIVEN DRUGS> IT ONLY CAUSES OTHER ISSUES AND THEN WE WONDER WHY PEOPLE ARE SO ILL WITH ISSUES THAT THEY CAN"T EXPLAIN. If you live naturally you are more likely to be a healthier stronger and immune system stronger. I am one of those people who takes the natural route and since i changed my life style well over 10 years ago I have never been sick with the flu. Wash your hands, take sanitizer with you when you go grocery shopping and wipe down the cart handles. Use your heads and you will be fine.
My husband said that it made him really sleepy, headache, heartburn and just not feeling so great but he is feeling fine now. It just must be the strong antibiotic that does this. Thanks so much for the prayers and I will talk to you in the morning. Good night all!
Goodness you are sick. I wasn't that sick so I am pretty sure I didn't have it. I just worry about it because I was around someone with it. How has the tamiflu been on your husband? I really pray you get to feeling better. Yes, please let me know how you feel tomorrow. Thank you for the prayers, we all need them. I will be praying for you as well!
My real main issue was that my temperature was not going down at all and I could not eat anything since food just made me nauseaus. Also, I lost 7 pounds over three days and that really started concerning me. I have drank plenty of fluids which is what the OB told me to do so that the baby was still getting the nutrients. I have only gained 10 lbs so far and losing 7 concerned me so that is when I decided to call the OB again and let them know. From what I read about tamiflu, if the benefits of taking the antibiotic outweigh the risks to you and your baby of getting worse from the flu then it is definitely safe to take.
My OB was the one that prescribed the Tamiflu to me but I still am concerned if it is definitely safe. I was feeling a little better and then I took the first dose and a couple of hours later I felt terrible. Maybe since it is so strong of an antibiotic it just definitely kicked my butt. I am going to see how I feel tomorrow after taking the second dose tonight and will let you know how I feel in the morning.
One thing that is truely comforting is that the baby is moving around all the time. I hope that all goes well for you and that they do not find that you have the virus but I will definitely keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Everyone here is always in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all!
I hope you feel better and hope you don't have the virus. I came in contact with some one over the weekend who had H1N1 and later I started feeling bad. I had a low temp. of like 99.5 and just didn't feel good. I went to my family doctor yesterday and they did a blood test for H1N1 and told me to come back today for results. Well they didn't have them, it takes up to five days to get results just like you said. I felt better so I didn't get the tamiflu I don't think I have it. Did your OB say anything negative about the tamiflu? I called my OB's office and they told me not to take it. I am so confused because it's supposed the one thing that helps.
Oh yeah I am not due til the end of January so i totally understand where you are coming from.
See, that is the thing I do not even know if I truely have the H1N1 virus and neither do the Docs. On Monday, I started vomiting around 1am and did not stop until around 6 am and had the chills really bad. Then I started getting a fever and it continued no matter if I took tylenol or not. My fever was 103 and the doc told me that if my fever ever goes above 100.6 to call them. So, I originally called on Monday and she asked if I thought that I might have the flu and I was not really sure and told her that i would like to see how I do over the next 24 hours. So, this morning, which was actually 48 hours later, I decided to call the doc. again since my fever and nausea and not eating has not going away. They ordered the tamiflu for me an my husband but the peditrician did not see the necessity for my son to be on it. So, that just totally confused me. I took the meds. but now I feel even worse so i just hope that the meds will not cause me more issues. I asked the doctor if she thought that I had the virus and she said that they are not actually testing for it since it takes too long to test for the virus and by that time you cannot treat it with the medication.
Just all sounds so fishy to me but I want to trust the doctors. I just pray that they know what they are doing but why is it that my son is not being put on the meds but my husband was put on them. Just not sure.
I'm not putting you down for not getting it and I do respect everyone's decision. It's still hard for me - I keep going back and forth whether I'm going to get it or not. I'm not due until Feb and that is right smack in the middle of the flu season. DH and I also have a trip in about 4wks to go to Puerto Rico that we won...But my SIL is an ER doc and she is sending me the good face masks to wear on the plane. Also, I'm thinking about how I can further protect myself. When I do client's intake forms, I'm thinking about asking them if they've had any flu-like symptoms in the past 48hrs or so and if they have some sort of respiratory thing going, then I will wear a mask to do their massage. I don't want to put myself at anymore risk.
BTW: Since you currently have H1N1, how are you feeling? What were your symptoms that led you to see the doc?
Yeah, I did read that, thank you so much. The problem isn't that they are testing the vaccine, it is actually that they do not know what the long term effects will be. I do not think that the vaccine would be as much of an issue if it was tested longer but if I was someone in the health care profession, I would probably be worried about it as well. I am not saying not to get it, I am just questioning the length of time that it has been used and tested. And of course, that is an individuals decision. My son is 11 and I have never refused to get him vaccinated since it is so important to do but he will not get the new H1N1 vaccine.
I just want you to know that I am not putting you or anyone down for getting or not getting the vaccine. I would never do that. I totally respect yours and everyone else's opinion on this matter. This is not an easy decision to make along with all of the other worries that pregnancy brings. I am just not sure how much I truely trust our Government no matter who is in charge. Just recently I had a recall on medication that I was taking but of course the FDA did not notify anyone until 2 months after they found the mistake. This is rather scary since the recall was based on a superdosage of a medication which they said could be from 10 to 20 times the actual dosage. Which would mean that it was an extreme overdose for everyone that took it. Now, I will have to monitor my baby for the rest of her life since they screwed up. Other wise if they would have said something 2 months earlier then I could have stopped the medication and saved myself and the baby alot of heartache. As you can see, it is hard for me to trust what the Government says regarding a new treatment.
I trust my heavenly father over any of them or anyone for that matter.
This link is to the CDC research on H1N1: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr58e0821a1.htm
This is research done on it after it hit North America. All of these cases have occured in the States. They currently have about 120 pregnant woman who have already enrolled in the research and have already received the vaccine.
Just be very careful where you get the statistical information regarding the deaths in Pregnant women. I read on the CDC website that they are basing the statistics on past pandemics in 1915 and 1959 and that was a long time ago. Today their are many options and medicines that help aid in the flu and help anyone especially pregnant women get over the flu without complications. Also, most of the deaths in that timeperiod were actually from complications from the vaccine itself not actually the flu.
Just one more thing to note that the 6% is based on the entire population not just the USA.
Just take the precautions and if you feel the vaccine is right for you, then do it but I will not be getting it. They actually just started testing this vaccine in pregnant women the second week of September. Just something to think about.
God Bless and please do not worry yourself about it.
Melissa: I've heard many different cases where people have other medical conditions and some that don't. But the fact that concerns me is that so many pregnant woman are dying from it. It's scary!!! I was just reading where 6% of H1N1 deaths are pregnant women - That's alot!!!
I do think whoever does plan on getting this vaccine, that we all stay in touch and update as to how we are doing after the vaccine and also if you are p/g how your baby is after birth....
I am currently sick with the flu right now and I will tell you that I am 23 weeks pregnant. It really is not that bad but make sure that if you do get the flu you get the antibiotic tamiflu to clear it out of your system. I was not even planning on getting the H1N1 vaccine since it is such a new vaccine. The regular flu shot has been around a very long time and I would definitely trust it more. But, I have only had the flu shot once and got very ill from it. The doctor suggested that I get the regular flu shot but said it was completely up to me and my family. I just want to let you know that even if you get any type of flu syptoms the docs will not test for the H1N1 anyway since they say it is too risky for people to be exposed to the virus and just give out the tamiflu as a precaution. So, I am letting you all know that it really is not that severe of a virus unless you have major health issues.
But remember it is everyone's personal decision whether they get the vaccine or not. I personally will not and agree that it is way too new for me to trust.
i dont think i am getting the flu or the h1n1 shot because studdies are now showing that if you get the flu shot you are more liklly to get the h1n1 virus no thank you i just think i am going to build up my immune system and take extra precautions
You do come in alot of contact with people that you don't know if they are sick or not. So I think you are right to consider what is best for you and your baby. From what I have researched this H1N1 (Swine) Flu hits pregnant women extremely hard. Valerie Post from Florida died just this week after being in a medically induced coma for a while. They delivered her baby by C-section but her condition worsened. From What I read she went to the hospital with a backache, sore throat, and a slight fever. She was only 24 years old. There are quite a few pregnant women that have sadly passed that had no underlying medical conditions. It is just what you think is best for you and your unborn baby. I am definately getting it as soon as it is available, I think the benefit of the vaccine outweighs the risk of the virus. It is going around like crazy where I live in Texas and I had to get tested for it yesterday. I will be going back to the doctor today to get my results and it is very scary, I am 31 weeks pregnant. I have spoken with my doctor and the vaccine I will be getting is not a live virus and it is thermosil free. My husband who has never had a vaccine got his regular flu shot and will be getting the H1N1 vaccine being that our little girl will be born during flu season. We don't feel we are putting our child at risk, we feel we are trying to protect her.
Its too new of a vaccine for me to get. They dont know the side effects since this is the first yr anyone will be recieving it. Im not letting myself & my child be test dumbies to so many unknowns. So no way :)
Mercury may possibly be related to developmental delay not autism. There is no known trigger for autism. The MAIN reason imunizations got linked to autism is autism usually starts to show at around 18 months (along with most developmental delays) so it was FALSLY linked to the immunizations.
As for the H1N1 vaccine if I were pregnant I would get it. I don't get the regular flu shot but I would this one. My boyfriend is an emerg nurse in a big city and every pregnant woman that came in with H1N1 ended up in the ICU with serious complications. Women up to a month post partum are also hit hard. This flu hits harder and the concern is the number of patience that develope pneumonia as well as high fever. A high fever during pregnancy can have serious consequences for the unborn child.
I'm thinking about this now and if my sister-in-law (who helps make the vaccines) is going to get it done, I will get it done.. She must know whats inside of it and the risks and she told me she's going to get it done as soon as she can.. And she would never put herself or her family at risk if she honestly thought it was harmful.
I'm behind you 1000%%%!!!! I'd rather catch the flu than put an unborn child at such risk!
Also, most doctors and nurses that I have asked about this vaccine said that they would not give it to their own families! That ought to tell you something!!! Ask any pharmacist at your local CVS or Rite Aid and most I talked to (off the record) told me the same thing!! It seems to me as you said, this vaccine might be the cause of it all. The bottom line, I think it is all about the money and someone will sure be filling their pockets when this is all said and done, who cares who dies or ends up retarded as a side effect of this vaccine. The pharmaceutical companies stand to gain a LOT OF MONEY and if someone dies or gets permanently damaged from this OH Well, they warned you of the possible risks involved when they haven't had time to do clinical trials on these vaccines, they will just be washing their dirty little hands of the matter. Not even a slap on the wrists for it!!! PEOPLE PLEASE WAKE UP AND SMELL THE CONSPIRACY!!!!!!!
You guys are scaring me! Lol. My sister-in-law is a biochemist and actually works at Sanofi in PA making swine flu vaccines. Gosh, after reading all of this I hope it is safe, for her sake and for her two little boys sake!
im hopping in the car with my kiddos the minute these vaccinations are availabe vroom vroom baby!