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15 Facts About The Flu and Flu Shot in Pregnancy

15 Facts About The Flu and Flu Shot in Pregnancy

By Vandna Jerath, MD I recently returned from a conference out-of-town and have been ill with a respiratory infection.  Those plane flights get me every time.  I’ve been wiped out and exhausted, but luckily, it was not the flu.  My recent illness is another reminder that flu season is upon us once…

Am I Bad Mom if I Give my Baby a Bottle?  – breastfeeding vs bottle feeding

Am I Bad Mom if I Give my Baby a Bottle? – breastfeeding vs bottle feeding

This post is reblogged from The Mom in Me, MD and is authored by ehostetter12 (Emma Leigh Hostetter, MD, MPH, MOMMY) and I thought it was worth sharing.  Dr. Hostetter discusses the controversial topic of breastfeeding vs bottle feeding. She notes that despite breastfeeding benefits, in certain circumstances, it may…

8 Herbs Considered Safe During Pregnancy

8 Herbs Considered Safe During Pregnancy

By Vandna Jerath, MD, FACOG I am often asked about herbs considered safe during pregnancy.  There are some herbs that can be safely used in pregnancy and may help alleviate symptoms or are helpful supplements during pregnancy. Approximately 10 percent of pregnant women take some type of herbal product.  Many women think herbs are…

Important Facts About The Flu And Flu Shot In Pregnancy

Important Facts About The Flu And Flu Shot In Pregnancy

By Vandna Jerath, MD Pregnant women are more prone to severe illness and pregnancy complications from the flu. Physiologic changes and an altered immune system in pregnancy make pregnant women high-risk candidates for the flu. In pregnancy, the flu can cause dehydration, pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), miscarriage, preterm…

Dr. Vandna Jerath on Parker Adventist Hospital TV – Q&A Regarding Preparing and Planning Pregnancy

Dr. Vandna Jerath on Parker Adventist Hospital TV – Q&A Regarding Preparing and Planning Pregnancy

Photo & Video Credit: Parker Adventist Hospital

Do’s and Don’ts During Pregnancy

Do’s and Don’ts During Pregnancy

By Vandna Jerath, MD THINGS TO DO: Be excited:  Relax and enjoy the pregnancy.  Share your experience with your friends and family. Make an appointment with an Ob/Gyn:  An appointment between 6-10 weeks from your last menstrual period is ideal. Take prenatal vitamins:  These should include at least 400 mcg…

Dr. Vandna Jerath Denver 7NEWS Live Interview on the Flu and Flu shot in Pregnancy

Prevention of the Flu in Pregnancy

By Vandna Jerath, MDDr. Jerath will be interviewed live on Denver Channel 7News regarding this topic on October 5, 2010 at 6:30am.Although the hype may have calmed down about the pandemic 2009 H1N1 flu , both 2009 H1N1 flu and the seasonal flu remain important concerns in pregnancy.  The U.S.…

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