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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…

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 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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