There is a common confusion between the common cold and influenza (flu). The flu is more serious than the common cold and you would need to pay more attention when having the flu. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death.”

Pregnant women should take precautions to prevent themselves not just from flu, but from any illnesses. Pregnant women have higher chances of developing complications from illnesses.

PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE!

Some tips to prevent falling sick:

  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Take a flu vaccine
  • Disinfect your hands regularly
  • Avoid crowded places
  • Have plenty of rest
  • Drink more water and eat fruit and vegetables
  • Avoid being in close contact with family members who are ill

 

When to Seek Emergency Medical Care???

 

If you are pregnant and have any of these signs when ill, do head to the A&E immediately:

  • Breathing difficulties
  • Discomfort in the chest and abdomen area
  • Dizzy spells
  • Severe vomiting
  • Persistent high fever
  • Decreased or no movement of your baby

Phones, keys, wallet, doorknobs are the places where bacteria inhibits the most. Also make sure to clean out and disinfect your sleep area a.k.a bedsheets, pillow cases etc.

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Information extracted from: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/pregnant.htm