Flu Shot Baby Mama Drama

In the past several years that the flu shot has become such a huge topic, it has always been a topic (and a needle) that I avoided. I'm not one to jump in right away to get some new shot that everyone is insisting on. I don't like to try new things when there isn't enough evidence to prove any long lasting effects. So I have always turned down the shot, even when offered to me for free by my employer. 

Then I became pregnant and heard that dreaded, "You're going to need the flu shot." A nurse at my doctor's office said my doctor would practically force me-and well-she practically did. Luckily I had already researched about it and learned that there was nothing but positive outcomes and no negative news for pregnant women who had previously gotten the shot. I still wasn't convinced though that receiving a vaccination while pregnant was a good idea. If I didn't like it before, I surely didn't like it now when I was carrying my little sugarplum. 

Then I made that comment to my doctor, "So do you really insist on it?" and boy did she ever insist on it. She practically had the nurse in there before I could say no. Her words were, "Yes I insist, it can kill it and can kill you." Well how are you going to say no to that?

So the day after receiving the shot I threw up six times (which is above my average morning sickness amount) and ran a low fever. I blamed that dang shot. After a little scare I decided to go check on little baby and learned that everything was okay and that this shot didn't likely do this to me. It was likely a damn stomach virus. 

So after lots of laying on the sofa; my dear mom coming to do my housework; and a television tuned in to Hallmark channel's Christmas movies, I'm now recovered. What would we do without our mommies?

And I still don't like the flu shot even if it isn't the culprit for my being sick lately. At least baby and I are safe though.

P.S. I was the BIGGEST baby getting it. 


What's your take on the flu shot while
pregnant?

Sasha

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Sasha Savoy

Sasha is the owner and founder of The Mushy Mommy, a natural mother and baby boutique and The Mushy Mommy Village. She is a SAHM who works hard at living as minimal and unprocessed as possible, but never claims perfection. Her mission is to inspire, encourage, enlighten and empower mothers all over to feel good about their choices, to make healthy choices and to enjoy motherhood and all of its beauty and chaos.