signs of pneumonia in pregnant women

Is pneumonia vaccine safe for pregnant women?

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Yes


The pneumoccal vaccines (more than one) are composed of non living material and pose no risk to the developing fetus.They can be given as indicated at any point in pregnancy. Some practitioners avoid use in the first trimester out of a sense of caution, but there are no documented problems when it has been given during that period.
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Can eating ice when pregnant cause pneumonia?

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No


No, eating ice during pregnancy can not cause pneumonia. In fact, for some women, especially those with lots of morning sickness, eating ice can be a good way to help keep hydrated.
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Is getting the pneumonia vaccination a good idea for a healthy, non-smoking pregnant woman?

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Likely safe, but...


It would likely be safe to receive a pneumonia vaccine, but typically there is no reason to recommend it. Do consider a flu vaccine when in season, and Tdap for pertussis protection.
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Dealing with Interstitial Pneumonia

Do's And Don'ts

Get adequate treatment. No smoking.

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I am 32 weeks pregnant and have pneumonia and asthma. What are the possible bad effects to my baby?

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Dr. Michael R. DePietro
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Probably little


If you get adequate treatment for your self the baby will likely be fine. Medicines used to treat both the infection and the asthma do not typically bother the baby, and if your symptoms are treated the baby should be ok
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I'm 9 weeks pregnant and have pneumonia and bronchitis which I'm on antibiotics for. Is this normal?

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Maybe


While pregnant, you can still get any infection that you come around just like you could if not pregnant. It's unfortunate, but it should be fine with proper treatment.
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i am pregnant and my son just got the diagnosis of walking pneumonia. Should I be worried for myself?

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Unlikely to be pbm


Your son's pneumonia is likely caused by germs from his own airway that settled into his lungs. Most are not particularly contagious.(but practice regular hand washing) Your fetus is relatively insulated against simple illnesses you might catch unless it has a blood phase like a flu where it could pass to the infant via the placenta. Your catching a pneumonia would not automatically hurt baby
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My boyfriend and i had unprotected sex while he's still taking his antibiotic for pneumonia. what are the risks if i get pregnant?

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There are no


Risks to your baby should you get pregnant from your boyfriends antibiotics for his pneumonia.
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I am 30w pregnant, just had my flu + pneumonia shots. The P.A. recommended for me the Dtap shot for whooping cough too. Should I get it?

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It is safe


It is safe and important in protecting you from contracting pertussis.. You will get the TdaP vaccine which is the version of for all older than 7 years old. DtaP is the version for younger children. Pertussis is an illness that can be serious in very young infants. Although pertussis immunization starts at 2 mos of age, babies need at least 3 shots in the series to have protection.

Is it safe to get the flu and pneumonia shots at the same time or do they have to be given seprately? I am 6 months pregnant and have severe asthma.

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Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
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Absolutely


I order them all the time. None of my patients have ever had a problem. I myself have had both at the same time. NO PROBLEM. Good idea to protect yourself. Vaccinations protect you against disease, especially with asthma.
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Should be OK


To get pneumonia and flu shot concurrently.
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"Everyone" agrees that women who are pregnant during flu season should get attenuated flu shot (not nasal spray): http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/influenza/AN00651. However, there's a bit more conflict re PneumoVax in pregnancy but it appears to be safe to lower risk of pneumonia: http://goo.gl/Uemcgp & http://goo.gl/1K45v. Talk to your OB & family doc for their opinions. In general very safe.
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At Labor/Delivery E.R. last month, the nurse told me I should get a Flu and Pneumonia shot because of my severe asthma. Can I get while 6mos pregnant?

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According to the CDC: "Routine influenza vaccination is recommended for all women who are or will be pregnant (in any trimester) during influenza season, which in the United States is usually early October through late March." "The safety of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine during the first trimester of pregnancy has not been evaluated, although no adverse consequences have been reported among
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Flu shots during the second and third trimester of pregnancy are highly recommended for all women. The pneumonia vaccine is also safe and suggested if you have severe asthma.
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Dr. Daniel Bauman
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Both are safe.


The CDC recommends a flu shot for anyone who is pregnant during flu season. The best case for pneumococcus vaccine would be that the vaccine would be administered before the pregnancy. However, the benefit of receiving the vaccine ( during the 2nd or 3rd trimester) in high-risk patients may outweigh any possible risk.
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Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
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Flu/pneumo vaccine


As a lung doctor, I would say yes you need those vaccines. But remember you are making decisions for you and your child(ren). Ask your Ob when it would be safe for all parties to be vaccinated.
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