During the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, pregnant women in Canada were treated
with oseltamivir. Researchers from Ottawa recently published the
results of a study into infant outcomes post treatments in the American
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
The H1N1 vaccine is suggested for all pregnant women. H1N1
is a strain of flu that can be deadly for the unborn fetus and pregnant
The flu is associated with fever, nausea and vomiting. Recent studies have linked fever with increased risk of autism, so preventing flu infection is extremely important during pregnancy.
Every fall, doctors suggest children and at-risk adults receive a
seasonal flu vaccination. The vaccination can prevent the flu or curb
the intensity of a flu infection. About 20,000 young children are hospitalized every year from complications and symptoms of seasonal flu.
A case of severe pandemic flu may increase the risk of death during
pregnancy, according to a new study. According to the Centers for
Disease Control, of the nearly 350 women who suffered from severe
pandemic flu in 2009, 75 died.
A case of severe pandemic flu may increase the risk of death during pregnancy.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), pregnant women should be one of the first groups of people in line for an H1N1 vaccine once it is produced.
The H1N1 Flu is also called Swine Flu. Swine flu is an infection caused by the H1N1 virus virus.