Flu Season Is Upon Us And If You're Pregnant, The Flu Can Be Particularly Dangerous. The March Of Dimes Recommends The Flu Shot For Most Expectant Moms. Keep Reading For More Info.
Flu season is upon us and if you're pregnant, the flu can be particularly dangerous. The March of Dimes recommends the flu shot for most expectant moms. Keep reading for more info.
Flu season is upon us and if you're pregnant, the flu can be particularly dangerous. The March of Dimes makes the following statement on their website regarding flu shots for expectant moms:
Flu shots are safe at any time during pregnancy. Almost all women who will be pregnant during flu season (November through March) should get a flu shot. Don’t use the nasal flu mist vaccine because it’s not meant for pregnant women. It’s best to get the flu shot.You should not have the flu shot if:
- You have certain health conditions - talk to your doctor
- You are allergic to eggs
- Pregnancy increases the risk of complications of flu, including bacterial pneumonia and dehydration
- Pregnancy can change a woman's immune system, as well as affect her heart and lungs