Pregnancy Decision: The Flu Shot

It is here, the season of chills, steaming soup and bundling up. Yes, it is flu season, and if you are expecting, you may be unsure how to handle the risk of getting sick.

Ultimately, the choice is up to you, but your obstetrician will most likely recommend getting a flu shot since getting the flu during pregnancy is a little different than if a woman is not pregnant. Complications can arise and ultimately affect the fetus.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all pregnant women receive a flu shot unless a severe reaction to the flu shot has occurred in the past.

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