Did you know that you can still have allergy shots when you are pregnant? I know moms to be worry about A LOT when they are expecting. You aren't sure what is safe and what isn't.
I was just reading an article in Allergy & Asthma Today, and they had a short article entitled "Pregnant Mom's Allergy Shots May Help Child." I am WAY past the age of having any more kids, but I always like to learn more about asthma so I can help other moms :)
The short article shares information from Jay Lieberman, MD, from the American Academy College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2013 Annual Conference. His research shows that "Women who are undergoing immunotherapy - allergy shots- don't have to stop when becoming pregnant." He also says that "....continuing the shots during pregnancy might help prevent allergies in their child."
He says it's like when you pass on antibodies to your baby after they are born (that helps protect them until they can fight off illnesses on their own.) So the same thing happens with allergy shots, it can help protect your baby against allergies too.
For anyone who has had allergy shots (immunotherapy) it's not an easy road. Read about our family's experience with allergy shots.
Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant and having allergy shots. Dr. Lieberman's research shows it's safe, but I would always talk to my own allergy and asthma doc to make sure he agrees.
After all, even though doctor's businesses make money by getting patients to visit them, they like to make sure their patients are healthy and happy! :)
I hope this helps any of you moms who may be pregnant and wondering what to do about allergy shots.