Protect against flu during pregnancy
(HealthDay News) -- Changes in a pregnant woman's immune system put her at greater-than-average risk of getting the flu.
If she gets the flu, it could pose lasting complications for her and baby. Here are recommendations for pregnant women:
- Get the seasonal flu shot (not the nasal spray vaccine, which is not approved for pregnant women) as soon as it is available.
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Breastfeed after delivery.
- If you have flu symptoms, contact your health care provider right away.
Attribution: -- Diana Kohnle
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First published: 01/22/2013
Last updated: 01/22/2013