The CDC recommends every pregnant woman get the vax's during late 2nd tri or 3rd tri. Therefore, it is the responsibility of your care provider to encourage you to get the shot. However, I've decided to get mine directly after LO arrives for the following reasons:
1. It's a category C, which means there is no testing on humans or animals. That means they really have no studies on the effect on unborn babies bc this is the first time they've recommended this shot for pregnant women.
2. The vaccine can be transferred through breast milk, so my LO will be able to get the antibodies starting directly after birth.
The only downfall to this plan is that it takes 2 weeks for your LO to receive those antibodies through milk (or at least 2w for it to be at peak level in your milk), so your LO will be unprotected for possibly the 1st 2 weeks of life.
It's scary stuff, but you just have to make the best decision you can!