Health Tip: Protect Against Flu During Pregnancy01/22/13
(HealthDay News) -- Changes in a pregnant woman's immune system
put her at greater-than-average risk of getting the flu.
The flu.gov website says if she gets the flu, it could pose
lasting complications for her and baby. The site offers these
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
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Breast-feed after delivery.
- If you have flu symptoms, contact your health care provider
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