Moms-to-Be: Don’t Forget Your Flu Shots! Photo: Veer
As we dive into fall, we inch closer to flu season, and the March of Dimes is urging pregnant women to remember to get their flu shots this year. So we wanted to pass the message along to Bumpies. Remember: While you’re pregnant, you’re at a higher risk for complications from the flu -- we're talking serious stuff like pneumonia and dehydration. Plus, it’s good for your baby too. According to the March of Dimes, pregnant women who get the flu shot may be 40 percent less likely to have babies who are born too early (which can mean serious health problems). Plus, the flu shot helps protect baby from influenza after his birth. That’s important because he won’t be able to get his own flu shot until he’s at least six months old.
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