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I just read on another site that the CDC recommends flu shots for all pg women <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/flu/fluvac.htm." target="_blank">http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/flu/fluvac.htm.</a> I read the info and it <i>sounds</i> reasonable, but don't flu shots have thimerisol? I do not plan on having the shot at this point but wondered what the rest of you are doing.<br><br>
Also, I really wanted to search for this as I am sure it's come up before, but couldn't since "flu" is 3 letters. Anyone discovered any "tricks" to searching in cases like this? TIA!
 

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I've only ever had a flu shot once, about 5 years ago. Since then I don't "do" shots at all. My DH doesn't get the flu shot anymore, and my ds hasn't had any vaccinations.<br><br>
I'll skip this one too.... its never been an issue, I'd rather deal with the flu that the risk of the shot - and for the record, I've never had these "bad" cases of flu they're always telling people about.<br><br>
Try posting on the vaccination board, you'll get alot more info there.<br><br>
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I had a nasty flu when pg with dd but we were both fine. So I will almost certainly skip the shot. The thing is I have asthma and it's starting to flare up with the pg. My ob/gyn is very natural-minded and doesn't like to do anything medical that's not necessary. I'll see what he says.<br><br>
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I wouldn't get the flu shot pregnant or not pregnant...<br>
It seems silly for me for healthy people to shoot diseases into their blood stream. I mean homeopathics seem reasonable, but vaccinations are absurd to me. And yes, there is also the issue of the preservatives.<br>
I prefer to take the route of prevention with diet, exercise, bodywork, and lifestyle. If I get ill (which is usually not often, and also mildly), then I treat the symptoms with natural means (herbs, homeopathics, vitamins, minerals, teas, flower essences, etc).<br>
I have never in my life been vaccinated for anything and have never been extremly ill. I think a person has a better chance of staying healthy by avoiding vaccinations, and living a life of healthy choices and prevention.
 

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Yeah, its got thimerisol. Kind of odd, that mercury is the reason they tell pg women to avoid tuna and then they push this thing.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">:
 

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I've never had a flu shot and don't plan on getting one just because I'm pregnant. I may not be as susceptible as other people, though.
 

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I have never had one but I would certainly not get one while pregnant.<br><br>
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Don't plan to. I had a flu shot about 8 years ago for the first time and felt horrible afterwards. I'd never had a bad flu before, so I really don't know why I got it. I haven't had it since and haven't ever had the flu since either.<br><br>
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Even though it looks like everyone has said this isn't a good idea, here's a site with a bit more information about vaccines--The National Vaccine Information Center is sort of the counter position to the CDC. I find them to be a bit more balanced, but I'm mostly anti-vaccination. <a href="http://www.909shot.com/Diseases/influenzafacts.htm" target="_blank">http://www.909shot.com/Diseases/influenzafacts.htm</a><br><br>
Personally, I have never had a flu shot and also have never had the flu. I don't plan to get one now that I'm pregnant, either.
 

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TY, everyone! I didn't think I wanted the vaccine - now I am sure I don't. I especially appreciate the link to The National Vaccine Information Center - I am just begining my research on vaccinations and am sure this will come in helpful. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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