Moms Preparing For Flu and Preparing for Coronavirus

Pregnant women are at much at risk for the common influenza virus associated flu as the flu due to the newly discovered Coronavirus due to COVID-19 infection.

Planning pregnancy, being pregnant, or being post partum means keeping your immune system strong, thus being able to fight off infections as best you can, as many of us may, through no fault of our own, be exposed to the flu or the COVID-19 infection.

Pregnant women should adhere to all travel warnings.

Breastfeeding is important for your child’s immune system and thus follow all current recommendations regarding breastfeeding.

Immune system bolstering comes from exercise, mindfulness, vitamins, good nutrition, proper sleep and rest.

Generally women who are pregnant are more at risk for complications of viral infections like flu or coronavirus infection.

Preterm birth is possible for those who contract COVID-19 during pregnancy. This another reason to get evaluated and treated promptly.

If an individual is infected, they are at risk of causing harm to pregnancy people, so be sensitive to being around a pregnant woman if you yourself have symptoms.

CDC guidelines are being updated all the time, so it’s important to keep track of the news and discuss any questions with your health care providers.


Suzanne Trupin, MD, Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and owner of Women's Health Practice, Hada Cosmetic Medicine, and Hatha Yoga and Fitness

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