Flu could raise miscarriage risk - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Flu could raise miscarriage risk

A new study suggests the flu could raise the risk for miscarriage. Researchers in Norway looked at the effects of the flu vaccine on pregnant women during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. Their analysis showed newborn babies had no harmful side effects from the vaccine. However, pregnant women who ended up with the flu were more likely to miscarry. Experts say the vaccine has a protective effect on newborn babies until they are old enough to receive the shot on their own, which is at six months. Pregnant women have five times the risk of complications after the flu compared to women who are not pregnant. @

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