As the number of hospitalizations and severe influenza-related illnesses has increased, the authorities have issued new recommendations for vaccination, including pregnant women. To fight against this virus, the best protection is vaccination.
Vaccination but also hygiene!
The Future mum must have good hygiene, washing hands regularly.
Pregnancy rhymes with quarantine?
Not at all ! On the other hand, the pregnant woman must take some precautions such as not approaching an infected person and less frequenting public places.
Influenza A: same danger
According to a study published in Lancet in 2009, pregnant women are four times more likely to be hospitalized for complications. It is therefore advisable to consult a doctor as soon as the following signs appear: shortness of breath, breathing difficulties, chest pains, high fever.
Experts recommend treating Tamiflu or Relenza systematically with pregnant women in contact with someone who has the virus or is suspected of being infected.
Anyway if you have doubts, fears, do not hesitate to call your doctor who will answer your questions.