Yes, they highly recommended that I, my DH and anyone in constant contact with the baby get it. I've gotten the tdap and it's highly recommended in my area (Washington) because there has been a pretty decent outbreak of whooping cough in the last few years. A baby just died from it a few weeks ago here.
this doctor said it would help the baby, but they already get the vaccine after their born. DD has hers, I got mine a while back so I'm still good. I think what got me was his bedside manner about it.
side note: how's the snow there I was at Ft. Lewis / McChord afb till 09, I miss the snow.
(Sorry, accidentally posted before I had written anything.)
Our babies will get this vaccine, but according to the pediatricians we met with, they don't get them until they're about 6 months old, so they are succeptable to pertussis until that time. If we get the vaccine, they will get some of those antibodies and it should help them to fight it off until that time. My doctor hasn't talked to me about having it before our LO is born, but I will be getting it in the hospital before I go home, and I'm making sure anyone who is in frequent contact with LO will be getting it (my parents, DH's parents, my brother - who should already have it because he is 15 and that's part of the immunizations he's received recently). DH had a tetnus shot about 4 years ago at the hospital, but they typically only give tetnus, not the combined vaccine. He went two weeks ago for the tdap vaccine - having a tetnus shot more than once in 10 years shouldn't do any harm, at least not according to our general practitioner.