Midwife Matters

Pregnancy preparations, women's health, and care options

To Get a Flu Shot in Pregnancy or Not?

on February 22, 2013

According to a New York Times wellness blog, a new study in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that women who received flu shots had babies that were 37% less likely to be born premature.  It also noted that babies weighed more at birth than infants who were born to unvaccinated mothers.   The study concluded that the flu shot was not only safe for pregnant women but is protective as well.  Read more here.

It is not too late to get your flu shot now!!


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