If not you should know that pregnant women are at the top of the list of people who may benefit...
If not you should know that pregnant women are at the top of the list of people who may benefit from being vaccinated. U.S. New & World Report notes that four new studies highlight the benefits of H1N1 swine flu and seasonal flu shots for both mamas-to-be and their babies. Some of the benefits...
  • Bigger, healthier newborns
  • Less chance of preterm birth
  • Reduced rates of hospitalization for baby and mama
  • Pregnant women who do get vaccinated are 30% less likely to develop respiratory illness with fever
  • Babies of mamas who are vaccinated are 63% less likely to develop the flu.
According to the report, only about 25% of pregnant women are vaccinated. If you are pregnant and have been ignoring the whole flu shot issue, discuss the pros with your midwife or doctor asap. With cold and flu season upon us, you and your baby can't afford to miss this discussion.

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