Should pregnant women get a flu shot?
You’ve likely seen and heard a lot of encouragement to get your flu shot. Amid all the talk about the flu, one question I hear every year is from pregnant women, wondering whether they’re supposed to get a flu shot. Is the flu shot safe for pregnant women? Is the flu shot recommended for pregnant women? Other things to considerIf you are pregnant and planning to get a flu shot, here is what you can expect:
Are you pregnant or trying for a baby? Everything to know as coronavirus pandemic continues
Whether you’re pregnant now or you were hoping to be in the next few months, this might feel like an overwhelming time, living through the current coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic. Time magazine recently reported that fact in an article this week about COVID-19 and how it relates to pregnant women. Yes, pregnant women are generally more susceptible to viruses, for example, the flu. It’s true that there’s limited information and published literature about exactly how susceptible pregnant women are to COVID-19, and the severity of infection. If you’re pregnant or had been trying for a baby, stay in even better contact with your doctor or health care provider.