i had my 16 week appointment today.
my "doctor" is a rotation of 4 doctors at an all-female practice. this way i can meet and get to know all of the women & know who will be delivering our baby, with no surprises or "who the hell are you and where is my doctor?" when i go into labor.
today i met one of the women for the first time, and when i went in for routine blood work, i was told i'm getting a flu shot. i say no, i am not, and never will. i had her lecture me about the severe risks of not doing so, and how high the influenza rate is in colorado and blah blah. then she started pushing boosters and vacs in general. i'm appalled, and i feel pressured.
i have never had a flu shot in my entire life, and have never had the flu. i'm very healthy. my fiance is very healthy and has also never had a flu shot or the flu. we're in our late 20's. she told him that he needs to get vaccinated as well, because he'll be in contact with the baby.
i've always been pretty set in my ways with this issue. i've never had another human life to account for though.
how do you women feel about this? i'm very confused, and very worried. and pretty mad at this doctor for being so pushy and dismissive of my wishes.
are you all getting a flu shot in this pregnancy? are you getting the pertussis vac? i know that everyone's opinions and experiences are different, that's why i'm asking here. and we're all in the same stage of pregnancy, which is wonderful for getting a grasp of things.