How Do You Prevent Flu During Pregnancy?
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, or mouth. Germs are often spread when you touch a contaminated surface and then touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.
In addition, call your doctor if:
• you have trouble breathing
• your symptoms don’t improve or get worse after three to four days
• after feeling a little better, you develop signs of a more serious problem
Some signs of a more serious problem are a sick-to-your-stomach feeling, vomiting, high fever, shaking chills, chest pain, or coughing with thick, yellow-green mucus.