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Can catching the flu cause complications with my pregnancy?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Unfortunately the flu during pregnancy can be devastating.
If you can get a flu shot, it is safe at any point in pregnancy although some like to wait until after 12wks. For whatever reason, the flu can become more invasive & produce lung failure and death more often in pregnancy.In my local I am aware of 2 we lost in one flu season.

In brief: Yes

Unfortunately the flu during pregnancy can be devastating.
If you can get a flu shot, it is safe at any point in pregnancy although some like to wait until after 12wks. For whatever reason, the flu can become more invasive & produce lung failure and death more often in pregnancy.In my local I am aware of 2 we lost in one flu season.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Definitely

That is why every pregnant woman should get the flu shot!'.

In brief: Definitely

That is why every pregnant woman should get the flu shot!'.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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