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Is it safe to get the flu shot while pregnant?

Is it safe to get the flu shot while pregnant?

Influenza Vaccine: It is recommended that pregnant women receive influenza vaccine. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How effective is the Depo-Provera shot if your getting it for the first time ? Is it safe to have unsafe sex after your first Depo-Provera shot?

How effective is the Depo-Provera shot if your getting it for the first time ? Is it safe to have unsafe sex after your first Depo-Provera shot?

Depo is effective: The Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) injection is extremely effective and, yes, it works with the first injection. If given within the first 7 days after your period starts, you are protected from pregnancy immediately. It is never safe to have "unsafe" sex as you should always protect against sexually transmitted infections with barrier protection, such as latex or female condoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible that i can get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot even if i've been taking it 6'years?

Is it possible that i can get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot even if i've been taking it 6'years?

Not likely: Depo-provera is one of the most effective forms of birth control, as long as you get the shot every 3 months as directed. Irregular or absent periods are an expected side effect. Failure rates are 1-3%. Anytime you suspect that you may be pregnant the best thing to do is to take home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. In minutes you will have your answer. ...Read more

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Is it okay that i get the HPV shot?

Is it okay that i get the HPV shot?

You choose: The present HPV vaccine helps protect people from 9 strains of the HPV, but only if they have never been infected by them. It is given as a series of injections to yield long term benefit. It was approved to target the 9-16yo age group. At a listed age of 53, you are not in the target group.It would not hurt you, but may have minimal value. You would likely have to pay the hefty cost (>$200/dose) ...Read more

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Is it safe to get the tdap vaccine while pregnant?

Is it safe to get the tdap vaccine while pregnant?

Yes: Yes. TDap is safe in pregnancy and is recommended to be given to all pregnant women between 27 and 36 weeks. It most importantly protects from Pertussis, or the "whooping cough" and allows for transfer of antibodies from you to your baby through the placenta and then through breastfeeding. This is important as your baby cannot get fully vaccinated in the first few months of life. ...Read more

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What is in a tdap vaccine? Can you get it while pregnant?

What is in a tdap vaccine? Can you get it while pregnant?

Yes It is recommende: Tdap Vaccine contains antigen for thre diseases T for Tatanus D for Diptheria P for Pertusis (Whooping Cough)I It is recmmended to be given to Pregnant Mothers between 27 and 36 weeks of gestation to pass the passive immunity for Pertussis to the New Born Even if she has had this vaccine ...Read more

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What is in a tdap vaccine? Can you get it while pregnant?

What is in a tdap vaccine? Can you get it while pregnant?

3 diseases in one: This contains tetanus vaccine, diptheria vaccine and attenuated ( softened) pertussis vaccine. Yes! We want pregnant moms to be immunized for pertussis. This kills babies. ...Read more

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What is it like to get the dtap while pregnant?

What is it like to get the dtap while pregnant?

Hurts a little: This is a newer use of a vaccine now formulated for adults. Most have little or no reaction to the injection beyond the initial discomfort. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant while taking the Depo-Provera shot?

Is it possible to get pregnant while taking the Depo-Provera shot?

It is possible: It is possible but unlikely. Depo-Provera is 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. Usually with Depo you do not have periods and do not ovulate so this prevents pregnancy. If you think that you may be pregnant please take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a flu shot while pregnant?

Is it safe to get a flu shot while pregnant?

Absolutely!: And highly encouraged! unvaccinated women had a 25% higher risk of fetal death in a large norwegian study published in nejm (one of our most respected medical journals). http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/16/health/study-confirms-benefits-of-flu-vaccine-for-pregnant-women.html. ...Read more

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Is it ok if I get the birth control shot once and not get it injected until next year?

Is it ok if I get the birth control shot once and not get it injected until next year?

Not ok: If you want protection for not getting pregnant you need to follow the schedule of your shot.For example if you got your depoprovera shot, you need to have your next one between11 wks to 13 wks to get protection. The time that you do not follow the schedule, you will not be protected. ...Read more

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Is it okay that i get the flu jab/vaccine?

Of course: Sure, it's ok. If it wasn't ok, the vaccine wouldn't be approved and we wouldn't be recommending it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get the measles vaccine while pregnant?

Is it safe to get the measles vaccine while pregnant?

MMR after delivery: The measles vaccine (MMR) is a live-virus vaccine, so it is not given to pregnant women or to women just about to become pregnant. It can be given to the mom after her baby is born. ...Read more

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Why does it hurt the baby if a women is trying to get pregnant on accutane, but doesn't hurt the baby if a man is on Accutane trying to get a women that does not take Accutane pregnant?

Developing fetus: The acutane you're taking is in your system while the fluids and nutrients are going to the developing fetus. When the baby is exposed to acutane during organ development it has been known to cause birth defects. ...Read more

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