While this is in no way a scientific study or even a survey, Americans have always relied on the experiences of others in the decision-making process in order to make the best decisions possible. While thousands of women have received the H1N1 (Swine Flu) vaccine during pregnancy with no complications, it is only fair to publish the comments of women who have suffered miscarriages following reception of the vaccine. Whether the vaccine is related to the miscarriage is to be determined through future research. In the meantime, these comments are provided for your perusal…
November 6, 2009 at 11:00 am (40) kathy-sd says:
"I’m from a town of 2000 in SD, there are several women pregnant and we are all due within a few weeks of each other. Four of us got the H1N1 vaccine 2 weeks ago and one by one each of us started to have preterm contractions. We are all due in Nov and Dec so we are further along than most of the people that lost their babies. There is no way you can tell us that our preterm labor was not caused by the H1N1 vaccine. It may look like a “fluke” to some people when these women are scattered all over the country but we are talking about 4 of us in our small community. My heart goes out to all of you that lost your babies."
Posted on Sun Nov 15 04:19:29 2009 by American Dream 246
The reports are rolling in:
(2) Regrets says:
I got both vaccines on Thursday. I was 9 weeks pregnant. I miscarried on Sunday. I was told by several doctors to get these vaccines. Now I wish I followed my gut feeling and not get them at ALL!
October 29, 2009 at 8:33 am (3) says:
I work in a hospital like setting and was told ‘the benefits outweigh the risks”. 1am I got the vaccine, 3am I started bleeding and craming, 3pm miscarried. you decide
October 31, 2009 at 1:29 pm (4) sue says:
I had the H1N1 vaccination and 24 hours later had a miscarriage.
October 31, 2009 at 8:25 pm (5) Linda Hill says:
My daughter in law was 10 weeks pregnant and had the H1N1 vaccine on Friday that night she miscarried.
November 1, 2009 at 9:58 pm (6) Stephanie says:
I received the H1N1 over a week ago. I am now 5 weeks. I am doing well so far.
November 2, 2009 at 10:52 pm (7) SoSorry says:
I was so ready to get the H1N1 vaccine last week and they were only giving them to pregnant women. I was 6 weeks along and got it and the next day I started cramping and miscarried. I already had two healthy pregnancies and never miscarried or had any problems. My doctors think I am crazy to think it was the H1N1 but if no one looks into this, then other women will not know. I am so sorry that I got it.
November 3, 2009 at 4:30 pm (8) Connie says:
I also received the H1N1 vaccination on October 22nd, 2009 and went into labor on October 25th, at 16 weeks pregnant and we just heard the heartbeat and everything was fine with my pregnancy on October 16th, 2009, then on October 28th my water broke then on October 29th, I delivered a stillborn baby boy, and no one can tell me why…Everyone wants to say it did not come from the shot but I believe it did. My baby was growing at the correct pace and everyone wants to brush off the vaccination. I say if you have the vaccination and suffer a miscarriage if they are able to perform an autopsy have it done. November 3, 2009 at 4:34 pm
November 4, 2009 at 10:12 pm (10) sioux falls, south dakota says:
I received the H1N1 vaccine on October 16th and started experiencing cramping on the 22nd. I was nearly 17 weeks pregnant and gave birth to a stillborn baby boy on the 23rd.
Like many of the other women here, the first thing I suspected was the H1N1 vaccine.
I immediately asked a nurse at the hospital if that would have anything to do with it. Without hesitation, she told me “absolutely not.” I had reservations about getting the vaccine, but followed the advice of my long trusted family doctor. In a follow up appointment with my doctor 3 days after I lost my baby, I asked him if the vaccine would have had any adverse effects on my baby. He also said that it was not possible.
I don’t believe that my doctor was necessarily lying to me, he was simply following the accepted practices and opinions of his field.
I do, however, believe that as a nation, we are being lied to.
This vaccine is NOT safe during pregnancy.
There has not been enough testing done to determine this and there are far too many “coincidences” for this to be anything but a result of a vaccine that was hastily pushed into production and distribution in an effort to stop widespread panic. I have read so many stories in defense of the vaccine that will talk about how common miscarriages are, but I would challenge you to ask ANY health care professional how common second trimester miscarriages are.
My baby was doing perfect developmentally and I had felt him move earlier that day. My heart goes out to all of you out there who have had to go through the same heartache and loss that I have had in the last couple of weeks.
There is no reason that any woman or family should have to go through this.
Get the word out to all of the pregnant women that you know.
I know that if I had heard that women had been losing their babies shortly after they received the vaccine, I would have followed my gut and not gotten it myself. Maybe then Wyatt would have had a chance at life.
Still thinking about getting a flu shot?
This is a heart breaking story from a friend of mine….. Yes, tomorrow I will be protesting (with the consent of the mother who I’m still waiting to hear back from) in memory of Wyatt James Ihnen. The mother who received the vaccine is my best friend’s sister-in-law. I am extremely close to the family.
She went in to get the H1N1 shot and that same night started experiencing cramps and the baby started kicking more than usual. She didn’t think anything of it at first, just thought that she was getting sick or something, but the next morning she still had cramps so she went to the hospital and Wyatt was stillborn (natural birth!). Wyatt was 17 weeks old and 7 inches long. The mother and child were healthy with no complications prior to the shot.
She and the father are having an extremely hard time with the death of their son. She feels like by baby Wyatt kicking he was trying to tell mommy,” Help me!” That though
t haunts her…
The family performed a funeral and everything.
Dr. Joseph S Arvay Doctor of ChiropracTIC
[email protected] www.maximizedlivingdrarvay.com
November 6, 2009 at 8:16 am (36) Marina says:I recently got the H1N1 vaccine and miscarried 3 days later. I thought it could have been the vaccine but didnt ask. After finding this site I believe it was the vaccine. Sorry to everyone else out there who has just experienced a miscarriage.
November 6, 2009 at 11:54 am (42) ashley says:
I'm not sure, but not only myself, I know someone else that within 4 days of getting the shot we both miscarried, I was only 6 weeks and she was 4 months along, not sure if the shot caused it and can't find any other information but I am a little concerned about this coincidence.
November 11, 2009 at 2:05 pm (238) zoe says:
I was vaccinated on Friday and on Tuesday my first trimester screening ultrasound showed that my baby did not have a heart beat. I was 12 weeks along and the baby measured 12 weeks so it must have happened after the vaccination (when I was 11 weeks). I doubt that they will ever draw any conclusions about the cause of my baby’s death but it is quite uncommon to have a miscarriage after 12 weeks and if I could make the decision again, I would have played it safe (although that’s what I thought I was doing) and NOT have had the shot.
Emily November 14th, 2009 at 8:22 pm
THIS WEEK…. Tues 10 Nov 2:30pm I had the seasonal flu shot (not H1N1)– supposed to be safe for pregnant women & highly advised. Wed 11 Nov 4:30pm began bleeding and taken by ambulance to ER where heartbeat could not be confirmed externally. Thurs 12 Nov 9:30am internal ultrasound confirmed no heartbeat. Fri 13 Nov I had a D&C. My heart is absolutely broken.
I have never had a miscarriage before. Have 1 healthy son who I carried to term. No history of poor health (ie: diabetes, obesity, blood pressure, etc.)No drugs/alcohol. I eat a healthy diet with lots of raw veggies & fruit, but not vegatarian.
I heard my baby’s heartbeat just a few weeks before and everything seemed to be progressing normally. Now may baby is gone and there is nothing I or anyone can do to turn back the clock. I will never know if this immunization was the cause of my loss or what. But I am utterly broken. Emily, GA, USA
11-08-2009, 09:26 PM nic.cox
This is so sad.
A friend of ours had a miscarriage on October 30th. She was just over 12 weeks along, and there was no heartbeat at the 12 week ultrasound. She was right on target for size and heartbeat the week before.
I just called my close friend (the woman who miscarried’s best friend) and asked if she had gotten the H1N1 shot recently. It turns out that she got the shot the week before, at 11 weeks, when everything was fine with the pregnancy. Makes me wonder.
Personally, I’d never get a vaccine while pregnant. My gut just says “NO” and I try to trust that instinct, as it hasn’t led me wrong so far.