Flu Shots During Pregnancy: Getting the Flu Shot Protects Pregnant Moms & Their Unborn Babies by Dr. Mary Lynn, D.O. Loyola University Health System

Healthy Pregnancy
4 years ago
Flu Shots During Pregnancy: Getting the Flu Shot Protects Pregnant Moms & Their Unborn Babies

If you're pregnant, a flu shot is your best protection against serious illness from the flu. The flu is more likely to cause severe illness in pregnant women than in women who are not. Changes during pregnancy make women who are expecting more prone to severe illness from flu, causing hospitalizations or even death. 

Pregnant women with the flu also have a greater chance for serious problems for their unborn baby, including miscarriage or preterm birth. Women who get the influenza vaccine during pregnancy pass their immunity on to their babies. This lasts for several months after birth.

Have you gotten the flu shot?

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Great info. And yes, I got my flu shot. So far, so good! (Knock wood...)

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