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why is it so easy for a pregnant woman to get the cold & flu?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Myth: pregnancy is not a disease state and pregnant women have no more risk than the general population unless the pregnancy is impaired.
Answered on Aug 25, 2014
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
11 years experience Internal Medicine
They do not have: increased risk of catching a common cold or flu.
Answered on Apr 8, 2015

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