Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-25-2013, 09:32 PM   #1
tinytushi
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 259
Tamiflu during third tri

Has anyone taken Tamiflu during third tri? I was diagnosed with Influenza A this morning. This is the first day of being sick and OB prescribed Tamiflu. He said I sounded on the verge of getting pneumonia and he wants me to start ASAP. According to him and the pharmacist the only worries would be if I was in the first trimester. Thoughts?

Advertisement

tinytushi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 09:49 PM   #2
palsmama's Avatar
palsmama
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Northern California
Posts: 1,140
My Mood:
Re: Tamiflu during third tri

I wouldn't take it. I would just stay hydrated and rest. Also take elderberry tincture and Tylenol. It hasn't been shown to be effective enough for me to take it during a pregnancy or even not pregnant.
__________________
Sahm to P (1/10) and wifey to P since 2008...we are a , , selective vax'ing, AP'ing, regretful circer now non circing, non-CIO, , babywearing, going green kinda family, baby GIRL born 10-13-2012!!!
palsmama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 08:54 AM   #3
songbird516's Avatar
songbird516
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 6,164
My Mood:
Re: Tamiflu during third tri

no no no no. Tamiflu is NOT recommended or tested in pregnant women. One of the potential side effects is pnemonia!!! Garlic, vitamin C, cod liver oil...all of these support the immune system and have been tested MUCH MORE than Tamiflu.

Tamiflu kind of makes me angry.
__________________
Sara- mommy to Claire (01/10) and Micah (3/12) and someone new (10/14)
Birth doula and life-long student of Everything! Need a doula in the central VA area? Let's talk! www.beyondbirthsupport.com
songbird516 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 12:50 PM   #4
Mom2Connor's Avatar
Mom2Connor
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,283
I wouldn't see an OB I didn't trust, so therefore I would (personally) listen to the advice of my OB vs anyone else.

JMHO
__________________
Proud SAHM to Connor (8-6-10) and our little born 4-14-13
Mom2Connor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 12:52 PM   #5
RunawayBunny's Avatar
RunawayBunny
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 3,161
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mom2Connor View Post
I wouldn't see an OB I didn't trust, so therefore I would (personally) listen to the advice of my OB vs anyone else.

JMHO
Agreed.
__________________
Meg, Momma to Joey (Feb 2010)
RunawayBunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 01:19 PM   #6
lina81's Avatar
lina81
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 598
Re: Tamiflu during third tri

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mom2Connor View Post
I wouldn't see an OB I didn't trust, so therefore I would (personally) listen to the advice of my OB vs anyone else.

JMHO
Even people you trust can make poorly informed decisions. My first loyalty is to to the wellbeing of my family and myself, not to my OB, and that means that whatever the doctor may say, I make an informed decision by checking out the research, contraindications, etc. on any medication prescribed. One of the problems with present day medicine in the US is that doctors often don't have the time to keep up with research on medications, etc. The research on Tamiflu indicates it may not be worth taking for anyone, and it is definitely not recommended during pregnancy.
lina81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 01:48 PM   #7
Mom2Connor's Avatar
Mom2Connor
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,283
It's not about loyalty, it's about not getting what can be lifesaving advice from the internet vs a doctor. The flu, as much as many here like to scoff at, actually does kill people. Pregnant women are especially at risk.
__________________
Proud SAHM to Connor (8-6-10) and our little born 4-14-13
Mom2Connor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 02:45 PM   #8
Kiliki's Avatar
Kiliki
Registered Users
Formerly: kr***y
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 9,397
Re: Tamiflu during third tri

I wouldn't.
Kiliki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 03:09 PM   #9
MadeofStarStuff's Avatar
MadeofStarStuff
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 2,234
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mom2Connor
I wouldn't see an OB I didn't trust, so therefore I would (personally) listen to the advice of my OB vs anyone else.

JMHO
I agree. If prescribed, I would absolutely take it.
__________________
Happily married, Mom of C (15), M (3), and E (1). Expecting a very big surprise baby on 3/25/14.
WAHM of hand-embroidered creations in my Etsy shop here.
MadeofStarStuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 04:04 PM   #10
weesej's Avatar
weesej
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: South Central PA
Posts: 1,977
Re: Tamiflu during third tri

I would take it and did take it when I came down with influenza at 35 weeks this past January.
__________________
Jen , Wife to Scott, Mama to NINE 14, 13, 11, 9, 8, 5, 4, 4, and 22 months! Servant of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! and a homebirth midwifein my spare time

"It's not healthy to have spirochetes eating away at your brain" What do you know about Lyme?
weesej is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.