The CDC has been recommending two vaccines for pregnant women: The TDaP and the flu shot. Is it safe to give these vaccines?
Please inform yourself. Your doctor trusts the CDC. Is the CDC information on pregnancy and vaccines trustworthy?
Some basic questions every pregnant woman, potential new parent, grandparent, etc needs to consider:
- Has the CDC done safety investigations on vaccine impact during pregnancy?
- Why is there now such a big push to give vaccines in pregnancy when previously ALL medication was discouraged during pregnancy?
- What are the potentially harmful ingredients in a specific vaccine and what is the impact it might have on a developing baby?
- How much time has my care giver devoted to investigating the true risk versus potential benefit of these vaccines? Have they taken time to investigate beyond just repeating the CDC recommendations?
- If mercury in tuna and other seafood should be avoided, why is it promoted as safe to be injected?
- Have other women experienced serious adverse events after accepting vaccines?
- Is the pertussis vaccine (included in the TDaP/DTaP) effective in protecting a newborn from contracting whooping cough?
- Is whooping cough always deadly for a young infant? Are there any steps that could protect a baby from whooping cough other than a vaccine?
Every parent wants what is best for their newborns. We want to protect them from illness. Unfortunately our world has become extremely complicated and there are huge industries devoted to pushing products on people. We investigate which car seat is safest. We compare the car we will buy based on safety ratings. In the same way, we need to investigate all products recommended to us by anyone, even our very nice doctor.
Author: Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus, seeker of truth, health and joy. I seek answers to difficult questions, engaging in discussions some would rather avoid. As a breastfeeding counselor for nearly 24 years, I have a special passion for helping new parents have a happy healthy baby!