Would you get the whooping cough vaccine during pregnancy?

The CDC is now recommending that all pregnant women get the whooping cough vaccine during pregnancy. They say that if you get the vaccine during pregnancy your body will create antibodies and those antibodies will pass to your baby. The antibodies will help your newborn fight off the disease if they are exposed to it. Whooping cough can be deadly for newborns.

Personally I didn't feel comfortable getting any vaccines during pregnancy so I declined the whooping cough vaccine and the flu shot. I got both the day after I gave birth to my baby. I had my husband and kids get the vaccine during my pregnancy to reduce the risk to the baby.

Would you get the whooping cough vaccine during pregnancy?

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4Katie
Moms Expertise
    07/29/14
    You know...I was asked this I don't know how many times. I had three different nurses tell me they had to ask but they didn't know why because it wouldn't do any good. The packages also say it's not reccommended for pregnant women because of unknown reactions to the unborn baby.
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