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What’s best for you is also best for your baby

What’s best for you is also best for your baby

Each year in the United States, about 1 in 33 babies is born with a birth defect. Birth defects are health conditions that are present at birth. T ...
How you can protect your baby against the flu

How you can protect your baby against the flu

Influenza (also called flu) is a virus that can cause serious illness. It’s more than just a runny nose and sore throat. The flu can cause serious ...
Protect yourself and your baby against the flu

Protect yourself and your baby against the flu

  Influenza (also called the flu) is a virus that can cause serious illness. It can be especially harmful to pregnant women. Pregnant wome ...
It’s time to schedule your flu shot

It’s time to schedule your flu shot

A new study published today showed that pregnant women who got the flu shot had an average of 40 percent less risk of being hospitalized from flu. ...
Vaccines during pregnancy can help protect you and your baby from infections

Vaccines during pregnancy can help protect you and your baby from infections

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. This week’s focus is on vaccines for pregnant women. If you are pregnant, certain vaccines can ...
Antiviral medications for flu during pregnancy

Antiviral medications for flu during pregnancy

This year’s flu season has been particularly bad and shows no signs of letting up soon. Health complications from the flu, such as pneumonia, can be s ...
Take steps to prevent flu

Take steps to prevent flu

Flu activity increased again last week and the flu remains widespread throughout the United States. And according to CDC, flu activity is likely to re ...
Worried about the flu?

Worried about the flu?

By now you’ve probably heard that flu activity is widespread throughout the United States. If you’re pregnant or have a baby, here’s some information ...
It’s time to get your flu shot

It’s time to get your flu shot

The flu is more than just a runny nose and sore throat, it can make you very sick. And since the flu shot is safe during pregnancy, now is the time to ...
What vaccines do you need before, during, and after pregnancy?

What vaccines do you need before, during, and after pregnancy?

If you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, it is very important to make sure that you are up-to-date on all of your vaccinations. Vaccines help prot ...