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Vaccines During Pregnancy




Whooping cough and flu vaccines during pregnancy are recommended by Doctor Alberto Sirven, Obstetrician-Gynecologist at West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

He explains when the woman gets vaccinated during this period, she transfers the antibodies to the unborn baby.

The doctor mentions there were at least 7 deaths associated with flu. That’s why he recommends getting vaccinated during pregnancy.

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YOU PROBABLY KNOW WHEN YOU ARE PREGNANT YOU SHARE EVERYTHING YOUR BABY. THIS MEANS WHEN YOU GET VACCINES, YOU AREN’T JUST PROTECTING YOURSELF, YOU ARE GIVING YOUR BABY EARLY PROTECTION AS WELL. I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THIS A LITTLE BIT IN TERMS OF WHAT YOUR THOUGHTS ARE ABOUT VACCINES. A LOT OF WOMEN WILL SAY SHOULD DO I THIS. WE’RE GOING INTO DETAIL BUT YOUR INITIAL THOUGHTS ON IT. VACCINES ARE SOMETHING THAT ARE RECOMMENDED DURING PREGNANCY. IN PARTICULAR A COUPLE OF VACCINES. MY PERSONAL VIEW IS YOU SHOULD GET THEM. UNFORTUNATELY VACCINES TEND TO HAVE THIS CONCEPT PEOPLE THINK VACCINES AFFECTS US IN CERTAIN WAYS. BUT THE REAL CITY VACCINES SAVE LIVES. IT’S IMPORTANT DURING PREGNANCY WE TAKE VACCINES THAT ARE RECOMMENDED. ACCORDING TO THE CDC YOU SHOULD GET A WHOOPING COUGH AND FLU VACCINE DURING EACH PREGNANCY TO HELP PROTECT YOUR BABY. IS THAT WHAT YOU RECOMMEND THE. DEFINITELY. THE FLU HAPPENS EVERY YEAR. AND THESE PARTS THIS SEASON WAS VERY AGGRESSIVE. THERE WAS 7 DEATHS ASSOCIATED WITH FLU DURING THIS PAST SEASON. FLU VACCINE IS SOMETHING ALL PREGNANT PATIENTS SHOULD HAVE. I AVOID IT FIRST TRIMESTER BECAUSE OF INCREASED CHANCE FOR MISCARRAGE. I DON’T WANT PEOPLE THE HAVE THE FEELING BECAUSE THEY HAD THE FLU VACCINE SOMETHING HAPPENED. THE OTHER VACCINE THE WHOOPING COUGH. IT PROTECTS THE CHILD AFTER DELIVERY.

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