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The annual flu season is from October to May. Women who are pregnant during this time are strongly encouraged to receive their annual influenza vaccine. Pregnancy alters a woman’s immune system, making her more sensitive to the flu. Having the flu during pregnancy creates health risks for the unborn baby and increases the chances of premature labor and delivery. The high fevers associated with the flu can also lead to birth defects.

Being pregnant is no excuse to skip your flu shot. By getting the influenza vaccine in pregnancy, a mother can transfer the antibodies to her baby. This protection can be further extended by breastfeeding the baby after birth.

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ATTENTION: All non-essential patient appointments are being cancelled. These will be rescheduled once it is safe to do so. As of Tuesday, March 24 we are no longer permitting visitors into our suite. Patients only. This is our effort to provide social distancing for our patients and staff. Please contact our office if you are considering going to the ER and we will triage those appointments appropriately.