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The Flu Has Spread to 80 Percent of the US: How to Keep You and Baby Healthy

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This year's flu season is a big one -- and that's scary if you're pregnant or a new mama. The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says the twenty-nine states are now reporting high levels of influenza-like-illness (ILI) and another nine states are reporting moderate levels of ILI. Worried about your or baby getting sick?... read more

A Flu Shot During Pregnancy Prevents More Than Just the Flu

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Getty / The Bump
Getting the flu shot while you’re pregnant won’t just protect you against the flu, it will also reduce some other pregnancy risks. In a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health, researchers at Ottawa Hospital Research Institute in Canada looked at Ontario’s birth record database during the H1N1 pandemic... read more