Pregnant women are more sensitive to flu symptoms, threatening both their lives and their babies’ lives by causing preterm birth or even miscarriage.
Pregnant women should get the flu vaccine in order to prevent flu symptoms. There has been a study that correlated flu vaccines and miscarriage in some cases. This study causes the public to reconsider vaccination in pregnant women but the aim was to show the limitations and why the flu vaccine is recommended during pregnancy.
There are a lot of miscarriages in the first trimester and the cause cannot be pinned down due to different factors, one of them being women that don’t know they are pregnant.
As a response to the study that showed a link between flu vaccination and miscarriages, there was a study which looked at women pregnant in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and it showed no relation between the flu vaccine and miscarriages.
The CDC Made Sure that the Flu Vaccine is Safe
The CDC asked for a new study after the new flu vaccine was available. The latest study was conducted in pregnant women from 2010, 2011 and 2012 and showed no relationship between the flu vaccine and miscarriage. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists also agrees that the flu vaccine in prenatal care is very important as it protects the mother and the child from the flu and will be good for newborns as they cannot be vaccinated before six months.
Pregnant women are advised to talk with their doctors, Obstetricians and to read more on the ACOG website to get the best information on when they should get vaccinated.
There is a lot of data which supports the importance of vaccination, an action that should be regularly practiced. It’s essential to pregnant women, keeping them away from inevitable flu symptoms.