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Old 01-13-2013, 10:56 AM   #7
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Re: Flu Shot During Pregnancy

You'll have to weigh the risks/benefits and decide what you are most comfortable with. I have heard anecdotal evidence on both sides.......some have gotten the flu shot and suspect it may be to blame for their miscarriage. But I have seen the other side of it -- my cousin got the flu at 14 weeks pregnant. No matter what she did, she could not get her fever down. Her temp lingered around 103-104 for days (even at the hospital, they couldn't bring it down either). They discovered she lost the baby the day she was discharged from the hospital, and they suspect it was likely from the high sustained fever. Not everyone has problems with influenza, but it can definitely be serious.
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