WARNING for Pregnant Women

pregnant-4-croppedPregnant? I am so glad you are here. If your doctor tells you “it is now time for a flu shot or a TDaP shot” and acts like it’s just a normal thing ALL pregnant women do, please ask them to bring the vaccine package insert (VPI) so that you can read it together. Go to “Section 8: Use in Specific Populations.” Read what it says regarding this vaccine in pregnancy. I have a VPI for Flucelvax which states that studies have been done on pregnant rabbits with no adverse impact noted. However, it also includes this:

There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Because animal reproduction studies are not always predictive of human response, this vaccine should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.

If your doctor continues to push you to get ANY vaccine, as a young mom, you might want to smile sweetly and say, “I’ll think about it. Can I take this (VPI) so I can study it? I also want to discuss it with my partner.” Pushing pregnant women to accept vaccines is a fairly new recommendation. Most women with children over the age of 10 are horrified that it is even happening.

A fellow vaccine truth activist, Stef Miharas, made a phone call to the FDA. This is what she found out:

Notice to all pregnant women: after an hour phone call with the FDA to check the CDC – this is what I was told! No vaccine – not FLU nor TDAP – is approved for use in pregnant women! The FDA is unwilling and unable to censor the CDC. The only one who can issue a public message is the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Sylvia M. Burwell.  Since she is silent, she is either woefully uninformed (ignorant) or #bought! Any doctor who has not read and explained to you the entire package insert, which lists all possible adverse events and the cautions about use in specific population (i.e. pregnancy), is in non-compliance with the FDA! Call your elected officials! This must stop! #cdc #vaxxed #cdcwhistleblower

Attention pregnant women…here’s the TDaP (Boostrix) vaccine made by GSK. Find Section 8: Use in Specific Populations. While you have it open, you might want to stop by and read Section 5: Warnings and Precautions and Section 6: Adverse Reactions.

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You can read the full Boostrix vaccine package insert here.

Ironically, the HHS website clearly states their purpose “The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) protects the health of all Americans and provides essential human services, especially for those least able to…”. HHS is led by HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell. Check out her biography here. She has two small children. Maybe she truly believes vaccines are good for pregnant women. If we all sent her an email, maybe she will change her mind?

HHS Office of the Secretary
Sylvia M Burwell
E-mail Address:
scheduling@hhs.gov

Here are the conclusions from a detailed analysis of scientific data on giving the flu vaccine to pregnant women:

The ACIP’s recommendation of influenza vaccination during pregnancy is not supported by citations in its own policy paper or in current medical literature. Considering the potential risks of maternal and fetal mercury exposure, the administration of thimerosal during pregnancy is both unjustified and unwise. Pregnancy should continue to be a time when doctors are highly protective of their patients with regard to any fetal exposure. Without adequate safety testing, a risk-benefit analysis of influenza vaccination during pregnancy is not possible, and therefore the ACIP’s present recommendation should be withdrawn.”

Read more Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy: A Critical Assessment of the Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunisation Practices (ACIP), by David M. Ayoub, M.D. and F. Edward Yazbak, M.D,  http://www.jpands.org/vol11no2/ayoub.pdf

Vaccines, like all other medications, given to pregnant women can have significant health impacts. Please urge all pregnant women you know to investigate thoroughly before they accept any ‘routine’ medical procedure. Previous blogs I have written which address the issue of vaccines given in pregnancy:

TDaP & Flu Shots in Pregnancy?
Flu Shots in Pregnancy?
More on Pregnancy and Flu Shots
DTaP/TDaP Effectiveness
Info on Zika for Pregnant/Potentially Pregnant Couples

Thanksgiving 2015

Author: Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus and truth. As a breastfeeding counselor for over 23 years Becky is devoted to helping parents make wise decisions for the long-term health and wellbeing of their babies. As a member of a Vaccine Safety Education Coalition, Becky writes and speaks on the topic of vaccine safety.

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  4. Hello this was the wake up call that set us on the non vaccine path we are on. Wife had the tdap at 32 weeks and the nurse was so pushy and nervous it made me study. We refused the flu shot and everything ever since. The baby at the time is 3 yo now and have another baby that’s one. Question is aside from dairy allergies which they both outgrew and wife having breakouts in her armpit areas a few times is there anything else we should be watching? This is the one black eye we have is this happening. Thank you

  5. I was just offered the Tdap at 32 weeks of pregnancy. I mentioned the verbiage from the insert and was still highly encouraged to receive the vaccine. In preparation for the appointment, I had my pertussis titers tested and had “high immunity” for pertussis (regardless of the outcome I would have declined the vaccine but was hoping that having the results in hand would make the conversation go more smoothly). My OB stressed that the purpose of the vaccine was less about protecting me and more about protecting the baby in the first couple months of life thru the transfer of my immunity. If my immunity transfers to the baby, would that not already occur through my high titers?

    • Alissa

      Thanks for sharing. You were informed and prepared for your interaction. You are exactly right and the doctor you spoke to is uninformed, to put it kindly. Doctors rely on the CDC, but the CDC doesn’t necessarily seek to know or share the truth. You have your own natural immunity, which you will pass on to baby. Breastfeeding is always the only “vaccine” that is safe and effective. Injecting huge amounts of aluminium is never good for a pregnant mom. Doctors NEED to take the time to research this issue for themselves and not rely on what they are told. I find Dr Suzanne Humhprhies talks (I’ve linked one here) extremely well informed. Every doctor should be required to watch her lectures so they will learn HOW the infant immune system develops. Well done on protecting yourself and your baby! You are a wise momma!

      Becky

    • Alissa,
      That is wonderful! I’m currently 30 weeks pregnant. Did you do anything specific to create this immunity in your body (certain diet, supplements) or you just have it from an overall healthy lifestyle? I would love to do the same. No way am I allowing myself to be injected with that poison. I thank you in advance for your words of wisdom 🙂

    • Hi Abby,
      Thank you for your comment! Unfortunately, I am lacking in the wisdom department when it comes to explaining my high titers… I am not sure exactly why they are so high! If anyone else has any advice/thoughts, I am all ears. I can’t remember the last time I had a tdap and to my knowledge I have never had pertussis. Following an adverse reaction that my little brother had to the dtap (during infancy), I haven’t received any vaccines since.

      I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes well! Even though I didn’t plan on having the tdap administered during my pregnancy, I did appreciate having my pertussis titers checked. I am sorry I couldn’t be of more help/knowledge! Best wishes, Alissa

    • Thank you for your reply and well wishes Alissa! I’ll just keep eating healthy and taking my supplements, and hope for the best making my own immune system as strong as possible 🙂

    • Alissa, pertussis is endemic in the population… adults will get pertussis throughout their lifetimes and it does not always show up as a ‘whoop’.. in adults it often presents just as a regular cough. So you have probably had it in the last few years and built up natural immunity to it, which will be passed on through your breastmilk. Also, you may want to tell your doctor that “cocooning” does not work (that’s why Australia abandoned it in 2012), as the vaccinated can still get the infection, be asymptomatic and carry pertussis in the back of their throat and infect their babies (all without knowing they are infectious).

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