Protect Your Baby from Influenza

pregnancy, childbirth, Bon Secours Hampton Roads, The Mary Immaculate Birthplace, The Midwifery Center at DePaul, The Maryview Family Birth Center, The DePaul Center for BirthIf you’re pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant, make sure you receive a flu shot to protect your unborn child.

The flu can cause serious illness in pregnant women and increase the risk of birth defects, premature labor and delivery, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Pregnant women can receive the flu shot at any time during their pregnancy.

Flu shots have not been shown to cause harm to women or their babies, according to the CDC. Ask your family doctor for more information.

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