Mum-to-be urges others to have vital vaccines

Natasha Harmsworth-Blyth

Natasha Harmsworth-Blyth

First published in News

A MUM-TO-BE is urging all pregnant women to protect themselves and their unborn child with the latest vaccinations.

Natasha Harmsworth-Blyth has already had her flu jab and is due to have the whooping cough vaccine later this week.

Pregnant women are being reminded by GPs to have the flu jab which is also offered to people over 65 and those with long term health conditions.

Natasha, 23, whose baby is due on October 26, said: “I think it’s so important to do this. These are medically trained professionals advising us what’s best for our unborn child.

“We have these little babies growing inside us and we do the best for them by eating the right things so why not this?

“It takes five seconds to have the injection.”

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11:31pm Wed 10 Oct 12

APR says...

It should be someone working in public health making these statements.
Not somebody expecting a child.

This is not a new story, it comes up every couple of years.
It should be someone working in public health making these statements. Not somebody expecting a child. This is not a new story, it comes up every couple of years. APR
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9:23am Thu 11 Oct 12

PJR-121 says...

Olivia2847 wrote:
If you seen the suffering caused by whopping cough specifically in children you would think twice before making inane and caustic comments like this!
Why has the Echo gone to a mother-to-be? Why not a doctor? Or why has the mother-to-be approached the Echo? This type of story would have more gravitas coming from a doctor, and not only that but it's kinda obvious...

My partner is pregnant, and believe me she knows about this vaccine - it's been mentioned by midwives, doctors and nurses every time she goes for an appointment. She'll be having it too - I'm well aware of the effects of whooping cough thank you.

My comment was aimed at the story, not the advice - rather thought it was obvious
[quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: If you seen the suffering caused by whopping cough specifically in children you would think twice before making inane and caustic comments like this![/p][/quote]Why has the Echo gone to a mother-to-be? Why not a doctor? Or why has the mother-to-be approached the Echo? This type of story would have more gravitas coming from a doctor, and not only that but it's kinda obvious... My partner is pregnant, and believe me she knows about this vaccine - it's been mentioned by midwives, doctors and nurses every time she goes for an appointment. She'll be having it too - I'm well aware of the effects of whooping cough thank you. My comment was aimed at the story, not the advice - rather thought it was obvious PJR-121
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2:49pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Olivia2847 says...

PJR-121 wrote:
Olivia2847 wrote:
If you seen the suffering caused by whopping cough specifically in children you would think twice before making inane and caustic comments like this!
Why has the Echo gone to a mother-to-be? Why not a doctor? Or why has the mother-to-be approached the Echo? This type of story would have more gravitas coming from a doctor, and not only that but it's kinda obvious...

My partner is pregnant, and believe me she knows about this vaccine - it's been mentioned by midwives, doctors and nurses every time she goes for an appointment. She'll be having it too - I'm well aware of the effects of whooping cough thank you.

My comment was aimed at the story, not the advice - rather thought it was obvious
Which is why the comment made in the first place has been withdrawn?
[quote][p][bold]PJR-121[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: If you seen the suffering caused by whopping cough specifically in children you would think twice before making inane and caustic comments like this![/p][/quote]Why has the Echo gone to a mother-to-be? Why not a doctor? Or why has the mother-to-be approached the Echo? This type of story would have more gravitas coming from a doctor, and not only that but it's kinda obvious... My partner is pregnant, and believe me she knows about this vaccine - it's been mentioned by midwives, doctors and nurses every time she goes for an appointment. She'll be having it too - I'm well aware of the effects of whooping cough thank you. My comment was aimed at the story, not the advice - rather thought it was obvious[/p][/quote]Which is why the comment made in the first place has been withdrawn? Olivia2847
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3:03pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Parsnip says...

Yeah right. Check what is actually IN these vaccines and check the latest independant report on vaccine effectiveness. DO NOT GET THE POISIN VACCINE!!!!
Yeah right. Check what is actually IN these vaccines and check the latest independant report on vaccine effectiveness. DO NOT GET THE POISIN VACCINE!!!! Parsnip
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5:24pm Thu 11 Oct 12

muffindamule says...

Parsnip wrote:
Yeah right. Check what is actually IN these vaccines and check the latest independant report on vaccine effectiveness. DO NOT GET THE POISIN VACCINE!!!!
Poison vaccine ?
[quote][p][bold]Parsnip[/bold] wrote: Yeah right. Check what is actually IN these vaccines and check the latest independant report on vaccine effectiveness. DO NOT GET THE POISIN VACCINE!!!![/p][/quote]Poison vaccine ? muffindamule
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9:13pm Mon 15 Oct 12

Olivia2847 says...

muffindamule wrote:
Parsnip wrote:
Yeah right. Check what is actually IN these vaccines and check the latest independant report on vaccine effectiveness. DO NOT GET THE POISIN VACCINE!!!!
Poison vaccine ?
It's for Chicken flu -silly!
[quote][p][bold]muffindamule[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Parsnip[/bold] wrote: Yeah right. Check what is actually IN these vaccines and check the latest independant report on vaccine effectiveness. DO NOT GET THE POISIN VACCINE!!!![/p][/quote]Poison vaccine ?[/p][/quote]It's for Chicken flu -silly! Olivia2847
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9:39pm Mon 15 Oct 12

muffindamule says...

Olivia2847 wrote:
muffindamule wrote:
Parsnip wrote:
Yeah right. Check what is actually IN these vaccines and check the latest independant report on vaccine effectiveness. DO NOT GET THE POISIN VACCINE!!!!
Poison vaccine ?
It's for Chicken flu -silly!
Ah, right. Thanks for clearing that up, Olivia. I never realised that some vaccines could contain poisonous substances but it seems Parsnip is right, they can. The mind boggles !
[quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muffindamule[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Parsnip[/bold] wrote: Yeah right. Check what is actually IN these vaccines and check the latest independant report on vaccine effectiveness. DO NOT GET THE POISIN VACCINE!!!![/p][/quote]Poison vaccine ?[/p][/quote]It's for Chicken flu -silly![/p][/quote]Ah, right. Thanks for clearing that up, Olivia. I never realised that some vaccines could contain poisonous substances but it seems Parsnip is right, they can. The mind boggles ! muffindamule
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12:34am Tue 16 Oct 12

Olivia2847 says...

muffindamule wrote:
Olivia2847 wrote:
muffindamule wrote:
Parsnip wrote:
Yeah right. Check what is actually IN these vaccines and check the latest independant report on vaccine effectiveness. DO NOT GET THE POISIN VACCINE!!!!
Poison vaccine ?
It's for Chicken flu -silly!
Ah, right. Thanks for clearing that up, Olivia. I never realised that some vaccines could contain poisonous substances but it seems Parsnip is right, they can. The mind boggles !
Glad we got to the 'root' of the problem !
[quote][p][bold]muffindamule[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muffindamule[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Parsnip[/bold] wrote: Yeah right. Check what is actually IN these vaccines and check the latest independant report on vaccine effectiveness. DO NOT GET THE POISIN VACCINE!!!![/p][/quote]Poison vaccine ?[/p][/quote]It's for Chicken flu -silly![/p][/quote]Ah, right. Thanks for clearing that up, Olivia. I never realised that some vaccines could contain poisonous substances but it seems Parsnip is right, they can. The mind boggles ![/p][/quote]Glad we got to the 'root' of the problem ! Olivia2847
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