Learn how to reduce your chances of getting the flu while pregnant
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Hi, everybody! I am Melanie Raposo and welcome to Mommy's Minute. The flu is the virus that affects the respiratory tract. Pregnant woman are considered to be in the high risk group of those most vulnerable to get the flu and are urged to get a flu shot. Pregnant women run the increased risk of death or even serious complications, if they get the flu when they are pregnant. Even if you don't get complications from the flu, your symptoms are much more likely to last longer. Now the average flu will not harm your unborn child, but if your condition does get more serious, you run the risk of having a miscarriage or preterm labor. To reduce your changes of catching the flu, make sure you wash your hands regularly and avoid sharing cups or utensils. To find out more about staying healthy during pregnancy, visit www.ThePregnancyShow.com.