Got The Flu Shot Now Freaking Out

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Heather - October 17

I am only 4 weeks PG. We had a serious bout with the flu last year with my husband winding up in the hospital....so I have been faithful with the flu shot. I asked my Dr. if it was OK to get the flu shot and he said it was OK. I got the shot that doesn't contain the preservative Thimerasol so I wouldn't worry about the mercury exposure. But now I am sick with worry that I did the wrong thing! I've done research that says that it is now considered safe to get the flu shot in any stage of pregnancy, but why can't I calm down? Has anyone else had the flu shot and everything was OK? I'm on the edge here!

 

heather - October 17

I got the flu shot about 2 weeks ago. last years I also got influenza and was sick for 2 weeks. It was awful but the lady at my health department said you should get the flu shot if your preggo because it's bad to get the flu while preggo. most women that are preggo in my town are getting it. hope this helps.

 

Ashley - October 17

My doctor told me i couldnt get the flu shot while pg...

 

sparkles - October 17

I've read that it is safe to get the flu shot while pregnant.

 

preg - October 17

My Dr. gave me a copy of a the magazine "Fit Pregnancy" and inside there is a reminder to all pregnant women to get the flu shot no matter what trimester. I called my Dr. to make sure she too recommended it and she does. The flu poses a danger to the fetus. You did the right thing!!

 

preg - October 17

Wanted to clarify..from what I understand the actual flu and NOT the flu vaccine poses a threat. It is worth it to do anything you can to avoid the flu.

 

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