28 Pregnant Women Died from H1N1

Pregnancy 28

swine flu guideswine fluEveryone has their own opinion on the swine flu vaccine, but the CDC has one -- they are urging people to get the H1N1 shot. And their latest statistics say that 28 pregnant women have died after contracting H1N1.

In total, 700 cases of the virus have sprung up in pregnant women since April.

This freaks me out. I don't like hearing about pregnancy deaths when I am pregnant. But I am still not getting the H1N1 vaccine.

Note: This is my choice, and I know you will make your choice on whether or not to get the shot based on your thoughts and beliefs -- not mine.

Of course, it's important to look at why they urge pregnant women to get the shot.

Dr. Manny Alvarez, who is head of maternal fetal medicine at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey says:

  • Pregnancy makes our immune system slower, so a virus like the flu can get serious faster.
  • Also, our respiratory volume changes, so if complications from the flu arise, it is more difficult on the patient, especially if it's something like pneumonia.

Have you changed your mind on the H1N1 vaccine? What are your thoughts?


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Nerdy... Nerdymama

a week after a vist to my OB telling my hubby and me about how the Vacc can be harmful he called me in for a shot...-_- ;

Mumsie Mumsie

Yes, there is a certain amount of risk with any vaccine which is why they ask you your history of allergies first. I am not prego, but I have a 2month old baby and I'd like for myself and the rest of the house hold (dad and 3yo brother) to get vaccinated because I would feel more peace of mind from one of them dieing from the vaccine (which there is no cases of) that I was told was safe, then from H1N1 which I know can be deadly.  It is easy to be scared into not being vaccinated because we don't fully understand the process or the science behind it and we've all watched too many Scifi movies about government controlled societies. Vaccines have been used on the masses for 60 years. My grandparents, parents, myself and now my own kids have all been vaccinated and we are all just fine. After all this time, don't you think we would know for sure if vaccines were unsafe? I agree Allopathic Medicine doen't have it all figured out and you need to do what you honestly think is best, but just don't act out of fear (either way). Be a good researcher, come into it with a logical mindset and again don't get panicky because of pro or anti vaccine propoganda. 

MumsyG MumsyG

Make an informed choice before receiving this vaccine. All of the package inserts from manufacturers of the vaccine state, "Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed." They all also state, "Safety and effectiveness of Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine have not been established in pregnant women, nursing mothers..." This information is NOT being freely shared with the public. Ultimately, you have to make your own choice, based on your own situation and beliefs.

This information can be read via the CDC website report at  http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5839a3.htm?s_cid=mm5839a3_e

kimstack kimstack

Why would you be vaccinated with a live flu when you are pregnant and your immune is done. yes it is a live culture of the flu but they say its not enough to hurt you! I say bull shit. my family is not getting it.

nonmember avatar Stan

Aloha Everyone

I had an allergic reaction to the H1N1 virus shot where I almost died and ended up taking a ride in an ambulance to the hospital.

The odds of an allergic reaction to the H1N1 virus shot is 1 out of 1.36 million.

The CDC contacted me and I found out I am the only one in Hawaii that has had an allergic reaction to the shot.

I spoke with the local news But they choose not air it. Typical, don't scare the public!

Anyway, I went to the Allergist and they think that I may have been allergic to the preservative Thimerosal that is Mercury based.

There are 2 types of H1N1 shots a single dose with out the preservative and the multi shot with the preservative and I had the multie shot.

So from now on I will need to get a skin test before getting any future flue shots.

What saved my life was prayers to God and the quick thinking of the Pharmacist giving me the Epinephrine (adrenalin) shot in my leg.

I am happy and also lucky to be alive!

However if I did die, I believe the news would have suppressed the truth and or twisted the news that my death would have been of other complications or natural causes.


To someone talking about 'suposed' 28 deaths and where at. Actually a close friend of mine passed away from it when she was pregnant with her daughter. She was only 20 at the time. And YES she did make it on headlines. Kelsey Young. Search her! So I do beleive it and I did get the shot after she passed away when I was pregnant.

Kimra Kimra

i think that are immune systems go UP and are BETTER while we are pregnant...not the other way around...our bodies are MADE to protect our baby so why the heck do "experts" and DRs say that our immune systems go down when we are pregnant? it makes no sense to me

nonmember avatar Denise Gordon

 I am a person who got the swine flu november of 2009, i was also pregnant at the time, they delivered a baby girl on November 7, 2009 who did not make it, i was on a ventilator for 17 days, and a machine called Ecmo for 11, this is one tube in a vein and one tube in a artery it pump the blood out of your body and oxygenate it 100%, warms the blood and put it back in your body. They only gave me a 20% chance of surviving, but i did and am battling the after affects, extensive physical therapy, and testing on my lungs for there is lung damage. Previously i was a Nurse who worked full time and always on the go, now i have to pace myself and am not able to do the things i was doing before, I thank god everyday that i am here, for I have 3 other children one 20, one 12, and a 20 month old, No i did not recieve the vaccine, and probably still would not, but seeing pregnant women scares me to death, and i tell them to be cautious. ask any question will be glad to answer them.

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