Wednesday, July 29, 2009

H1N1 and Pregnancy

Pregnant mothers are apparently at higher risk for serious infection and possible death upon contraction of the H1N1 flu virus. If you are expecting and feel flu-like symptoms coming on, head to the doctor immediately! A pregnant family member of one of the builders was hospitalized recently for H1N1. We're glad to report that she and the baby are well--the little bean arrived a week later and doctors are relieved the baby had time to build antibodies while in the womb. Praise God for a happy outcome on all fronts!

2 comments:

NC Sue said...

Pregnant women have been deemed first in line for the H1N1 vaccine, so if you're expecting, contact your MD or your local public health department.

Mama on a Mission said...

I would disagree with NC Sue. The H1N1 vaccine is entirely experimental at this stage. I do not advise anyone to be the guinea pig let alone a woman who is carrying a precious, fragile newborn.