The Flu Has Spread to 80 Percent of the US: How to Keep You and Baby Healthy

ByElena Donovan Mauer
Contributing Writer
Jan 2013
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This year’s flu season is a big one — and that’s scary if you’re pregnant or a new mama. The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says the twenty-nine states are now reporting high levels of influenza-like-illness (ILI) and another nine states are reporting moderate levels of ILI.

Worried about your or baby getting sick? We’ve got the resources to answer all your questions about dodging and treating the flu this season:


Flu During Pregnancy: Prevention, Symptoms, Treatments and Advice

Can the flu virus affect my unborn baby?

Is the flu shot safe during pregnancy?

What medications are safe during pregnancy?


Flu In Babies: Prevention, Symptoms Treatments and Advice

Should my baby get a flu shot?

How to Keep Baby (and You!) Cold- and Flu-Free

What are you doing to try to stay healthy this flu season?

Genital Herpes During Pregnancy

Jennifer L.W. Fink
Registered Nurse

Q&A: Can I Breastfeed?

Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC

A Zika Vaccine May Be Months Away

Anisa Arsenault
Associate Editor

Cancer and Getting Pregnant?

Samuel Wood, MD
Reproductive Endocrinologist

Thrombophlebitis During Pregnancy

Deborah Ottenheimer, MD

Allergy Shots and Getting Pregnant?

Jackie Gutmann, MD, reproductive endocrinologist, Reproductive Medicine Associates of Philadelphia
Fertility Specialist

Gestational Trophoblastic Disease

Deborah Ottenheimer, MD

Combating Colds During Pregnancy

Jennifer L.W. Fink
Registered Nurse