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An expert panel is urging every pregnant woman to get a shot preventing whooping cough, preferably in the last three months of her pregnancy to help protect her baby.[...]
Despite long-standing childhood immunizations, cases have been climbing in the past decade. Most are infants 2 months and younger -- too young to be vaccinated because their immune systems are too immature.
Despite the overwhelming vote tally, several members of the panel voiced uneasiness with a lack of data on how effective and safe such a recommendation will be for mothers and newborns.
Originally posted by luciddream
reply to post by DontTreadOnMe
I'm not going into advice whether someone should do it or not, but mother's immunity to whooping cough would be passed to the child.
The second and third trimesters: are periods during which considerable growth and development occurs in teeth, bones and in central nervous, endocrine, genital and urine systems. During this period drugs can cause either teratogenesis or a variety of other effects such are retardation of physical and brain growth, behavioral teratogenecity, premature labour, neonatal toxicity and even late post natal effects such as cancer.