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Pregnant and Pressured
I have been reading the flu threads and was wondering what I could take that would be safe during pregnancy to ward off any flu?!!!! I am of course being pressured like a sardine in a can by my family and others to get the shot, but the thimersoral scares me...especially giving it so late in pregnancy to my unborn baby! Does anyone have links to sites talking of the dangers this flu vax has towards pregnant women?!!! and to their unborn babies?!!!
And again...if anyone could help me out with what I can take during pregnancy for the flu...I have been upping my vitamin C...but other than that...?!!!!!!
ps: I am a non-vaxer of my 15 month old so I don't see whyI would go and get this vax, but any info would help to farm out to my up in arms family who leave me very disturbing "threat" voice mails on my phone!~!!!!
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- i just found out I am pg not long ago and started feeling ill 2 nights ago. Yesterday I drank orange juice all day, along with my 29 month old ds. I had to run out to the store so I picked up a bottle of chewable vitamin C and echinacea, which is safe for pregnant women to take.
Last night I read this thread:
Before going to bed I took 6 vitamin C (500 mg), 5 echinacea (380 mg), ate 3 pickles and drank about 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar, washing it all down with a large glass of water. I had to stay up for a while to make sure my stomach would not revolt but I made it. I got a good night of sleep last night and I feel much better this morning. I don't feel 100% but I know that I am on the mend. I am going to continue with the vitamin C and echinacea through the weekend. I'm planning on taking 4 vit C. and 3 echinacea 3 times a day.
Good luck to you. :)#1; Mon, 10 Dec 2007 23:54:00 GMT
- Maybe it would help if you told everyone that the vaccine doesn't do anything for the bad flu that's going around. Just a thought. :D Just do what you feel is right and don't let anyone pressure you either way.#2; Mon, 10 Dec 2007 23:55:00 GMT
- My mom is a nurse and told me never to get a flu shot when I was pregnant, forgot the reason though. And she doesn't think we should get flu shots now so that must sday something about what crap is in those shots.
The media says they are safe for pregnant women but who knows kwim?#3; Mon, 10 Dec 2007 23:56:00 GMT
- I know, I think the flu shot for a pregnant woman, especially towards the end trimesters is just suicide to that baby's developing brain! I wanted to add that I do take Greens Plus, Vitamin C and my Pre-Natals plus eat organic, etc. but I was trying to figure out if there was any herbal OR homeopathic remedies I would be able to take being pregnant. Anyone out there know?!!!!!
As for my family pressure, I definitely take it with a grain of salt...I have to. I was "quarantined" from them on Thanksgiving...they felt I was a threat to them since my son wasn't vaxed and my 2 other sisters are pregnant as well. It's very irritating, especially when my son has only had at most so far, a clear runny nose and congestion most probably due to teething and/or a found milk allergy.
Crazy!!!#4; Mon, 10 Dec 2007 23:57:00 GMT