Get a flu shot to prevent the flu. Do not use FluMist, the nasal spray influenza vaccine. It is not recommended for pregnant women. To prevent exposure to flu during pregnancy: • Wash your hands often. • Avoid crowds. • Avoid contact with people who have a cold. • Do not touch your eyes, nose, [...]
Try these four natural flu remedies during pregnancy: • Use sugar or honey-based lozenges to relieve sore throats and cough. • Get plenty of bed rest. • Drink ample fluids, such as water, juice, and caffeine-free tea. • Put an air humidifier in your room to provide extra moisture, which can help reduce congestion.
Many flu and cold medications have not been well studied in pregnancy. If you are pregnant and have the flu, call your doctor before taking any over-the-counter or prescription drug. Treatments for cold and flu symptoms that your doctor may suggest during pregnancy include: • Acetaminophen, the preferred treatment for fever, aches and pains of [...]
The flu shot does not contain the live virus and cannot give you the flu. Some women do have fatigue and muscle aches due to their immune system responding to the vaccine. In addition, the flu shot is also safewhile breastfeeding. It cannot cause you or your nursing baby to get sick. The shot takes [...]
To prevent the flu, get vaccinated. The flu vaccine is the number one way to prevent the flu. Studies show that viral illness like the flu and colds usually last three times longer in pregnant women. Flu season can begin as early as October and last as late as May. October or November is the [...]