Vaccines During Pregnancy

The CDC recommends every pregnant woman receive the whooping cough (Tdap) vaccine and the flu (influenza) vaccine.

The whooping cough vaccine is recommended for women in the third trimester, and the flu shot is recommended during “flu season” in any trimester.

The whooping cough vaccine is to help prevent the baby from contracting pertussis as a newborn. Pertussis is a respiratory disease caused by the Bordetalla pertussis bacterium. It can be fatal in infants; approximately 20 babies die every year. With a population of 74 million children in the United States, that means your baby has a .000027% chance of dying from whooping cough.

However, the vaccine can actually affect your newborn as well.

Below is a study that every pregnant mother needs to read if they are considering the Tdap.

Acellular pertussis vaccines protect against disease but fail to prevent infection and transmission in a nonhuman primate model.

It’s about baboons.

Baboons were vaccinated with the whooping cough vaccine and then caged up with unvaccinated baboons. All of the unvaccinated baboons caught pertussis from the recently vaccinated baboons.

Why would any mother want to risk infecting their newborn baby?

Not to mention…

These vaccines have never been tested for safety on pregnant women.

Vaccinating for the flu during pregnancy is unfounded, untested and downright dangerous. When the rate of spontaneous abortion skyrockets after flu vaccines, there’s a problem.

Like, it says here:

CDC Study Shows Up to 7.7-fold Greater Odds of Miscarriage After Influenza Vaccine


Comparison of VAERS fetal-loss reports during three consecutive influenza seasons.

Association of spontaneous abortion with receipt of an inactivated influenza vaccine containing H1N1pdm09 in 2010-11 and 2011-12.

Maternal thimerosal exposure results in aberrant cerebellar oxidative stress, thyroid hormone metabolism, and motor behavior in rat pups; sex- and strain-dependent effects


Pregnancy-Friendly Protection? The Truth About Whooping Cough Vaccine

Tdap Shot Pushed on Pregnant Women Despite Fetal Risks

Vaccination During Pregnancy: Is It Safe or Effective? Part I: Tdap


When it comes to vaccination during pregnancy, there is only one thing that you need to know: the two vaccines recommended to pregnant women have never been studied for safety in a human population.

Now THAT’s crazy! And yet, we are led to believe that they are safe.
If you are on this site hoping to find some information about the safety and efficacy of vaccines while pregnant, you don’t need to look any further than the actual package inserts.

Available HERE


This is a great exercise to do with your OB/GYN or PCP (whomever is suggesting the vaccine!) Ask them to bring you an insert and read section 8 together. It will say something along the lines of “this vaccine has never been tested for safety in a human population.”

A lot of doctors aren’t even aware of section 8. Why? I’m not sure, but if they want you to get a vaccine while pregnant they should do a couple double-blind, placebo-controlled, safety studies first, don’t you think?


“I had the TDAP and flu shot while pregnant. My liver enzymes started spiking. Blurred vision, itchy all over, overall unwell feeling. Lots of cramping. In and out of hospital. Low platelets. Blood pressure started rising. At 38 1/2 weeks after much monitoring they decided I would have the baby only to change their minds and sent me home (devastated) to measure my urine. 2 hours later, I felt a pop in my sleep and thought my water broke. Turned on light and blood was everywhere. Lost my sweet baby boy, Finn Murphy. I pushed him out 10 hours later. Most devastating night of my and my husband’s lives.
They called it borderline pre-eclampsia and borderline HELLP syndrome. This was in 2011.”

– Jenny