The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reminds pregnant women to get their flu shots
Flu is more likely to cause severe illness in pregnant women than in women who are not pregnant. Changes in the immune system, heart, and lungs during pregnancy make pregnant women more prone to severe illness from flu as well as hospitalizations and even death. Pregnant woman with flu also have a greater chance for serious problems for their unborn baby, including premature labor and delivery.
Flu shots will protect pregnant women, their unborn babies and even protect the baby after birth.
CNN reports that some states have been hit harder than others this year.
This information is not meant to replace the advice of your personal physician. It is for informational purposes only.