Flu Shots and Your Pregnancy

When women are pregnant, they go through changes in the immune system, heart, and lungs. So, women who are pregnant or who have given birth during the past two weeks are more prone to severe illness from flu. Continue reading “Flu Shots and Your Pregnancy” »

February is International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

February is recognized as International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month, raising the awareness about group B Strep infection.  One in four women are carriers of this bacteria which possibly can be passed to the baby during childbirth, resulting in serious consequences for the child.  Continue reading “February is International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month” »

February is International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

February is an important month for expectant families.

It’s designated International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month, a time for soon-to-be-parents to educate themselves on diseases that can be potentially fatal to unborn children.

In addition to the many sexually transmitted diseases that can have dangerous medical effects on infants, there are a number of other infections expectant mothers and fathers should be aware of; we’re highlighting some below.

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