Being a health care provider, I was mandated to receive both the H1N1 and the seasonal flu vaccine. I took them both at once. About a month ago I had an early miscarriage. I was planning to try to conceive again in December or January. Now I am concerned about the mercury that was contained in the vaccines. I am wondering what I can do or how long I should wait to conceive to ensure that I do not have high mercury levels that could harm my unborn child. Your insights would be greatly appreciated.
You pose an excellent question. I agree that the mercury in the flu vaccines is not a good idea, and your concerns about conceiving close to those vaccines are valid. However, I don’t know on any actual science to guide you on this. No one has done any research to determine how long women should wait to conceive after getting a mercury vaccine. The general medical viewpoint on this would be not to worry at all, that the amount of mercury in the flu shots is harmless to a developing baby. I’m not so sure. I can’t tell you exactly what to do here, but I would suggest you consult with a naturopathic physician about some natural detox steps you can take now, and how long you should then wait to conceive.