Colds are common and usually not harmful. The flu, on the other hand, can be very serious and requires medical attention, especially if it is the "swine flu" (aka Novel Influenza A H1N1 flu).
Both the common flu as well as the swine flu can be life-threatening if left untreated, and having the flu during pregnancy puts you at a higher risk. Dr. Amos Grunebaum created this H1N1 swine flu quiz to help you find out if you have the swine flu and need medical attention.
No matter what the results of this test are, we strongly recommend that you see a doctor as soon as you develop flu symptoms or feel sick.