Joanna (Asia) - posted on 12/15/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )
Hello all wonderfull Moms! I am curious if any of you have decided to recieve a flu-shot while being pregnant, and if you did, how was your labour, delivery going and how was and is your baby doing today?
I got talked into taking a flu-shot in the first half of my pregnancy, and all my pregnancy was going great and the baby seemed to be growing and developing very well until the last month of pregnancy I developed polyhydramnios - the amount of my amniotic fluid was increasing instead of decreasing, which caused me having an emergency C-section,to prevent any posible complications like cord prelapsing or obrupting of the placenta...anyway after my baby was born, unexpected things started to happen, her oxygen started to drop, she was having episodes of tensing up and loosing her breath, chocking on her own saliva, was hypersensitive and had to be intubated, succtioned to help her breath, because whe was producing an excesive amount of secretions. Monika spent 4 months in NICU went through all kinds of tests: genetic, metabolic, MRI, etc., and no known disorder or syndrome or other visible cause was found. No diagnosis! She did not swallow for the first 8 months, is strictly G-tube fed, had to have tracheotomy done in order to breath safely and for us to sucction her safely at home, had central hypotonia, which made her very floppy in central body ( she could not sit until she was 8 months,or crawl until she was 12 months)The only thing the docs think they found in her brain MRI, is a congenital change in her brain called CORTICAL DISPLASIA, which may or may not have anything to do with my girls problems. Cortical displasia happens when the fetal brain is forming, so in the early stages of pregnancy.Today Monika is 18 months old, does not walk yet, although she is much stronger in her trunk area...her therapists and doctors are very immpresed with her achievements. Nevertheless noone knows so far what it is . So I started to think - could it be the flu-shot I took in the third month of pregnancy? So dear Moms, I just wanted to hear your stories, you could say I am doing my own little research,