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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Get The Shot

OK, you've heard all of the interviews and all of the speculation. The vaccine is too new. This is just your average flu. I've posted them here to help you make an informed decision about whether to get the H1N1 vaccine. I hope they helped.

Now I'm offering up my opinion, for what it's worth. I am not a doctor, just someone who talks to them a lot.

If you're pregnant, get the shot.

I'll let Aubrey Opdyke tell you why. She does it far better than I ever could.

She shared her devastating story of struggle and loss with The New York Times here. No, she didn't die, though she came close.

Her baby did.

Parker Christine Opdyke lived nearly 27 weeks inside her mother's womb. She lived seven minutes outside of it. I can't imagine anything more agonizing.

The H1N1 virus is serious business for pregnant women. It can be deadly, for both mom and baby.

I know many of you are having difficulty getting the vaccine because of short supply. Stay on your OB. Get it as soon as you can.

I'm not trying to frighten you, and this is only my opinion, but mommy...get the shot.

(Remember, you cannot use the FluMist vaccine while pregnant. You have to wait for the shot.)


Anonymous Leah Whistler said...

I think it's important to note that chief health officers in Canada are recommending that women not yet in their second half of pregnancy should wait on the non-adjuvanted vaccine. Mother's past the 20 week stage are strongly advised to get the regular vaccine.

October 21, 2009 3:41 PM  
Blogger Bonnie Petrie said...

Thank you, Leah!

October 21, 2009 10:29 PM  
Blogger rose said...

Now a days people are living under threat of swine flu.I think as a first step we should fight against swine flu by taking precautions.Children and pregnant women should really care about it.Thank you very much for sharing this with us.

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November 4, 2009 4:02 AM  

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