Swine Flu Info for Pregnancy

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walkingwollie Posts: 3344
Hi Here's some UK information on swine flu in pregnancy. I don't know how much will be applicable at home but it might give you something to talk to your antenatal carers about if you are particularly worried. The situation here in the UK is much more extreme of course, but I guess it would be expected that it might develop like this at home, so if you're like me and you like to know everything in advance, this could be useful to trigger questions you might want to ask: http://www.rcog.org.uk/files/rcog-corp/ ... eH1N1v.pdf
milis Posts: 7998
Have you seen this Mrs Bean? http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/australian ... ant-women/ I thought of you when I saw it :-8
fxfor3 Posts: 2347
thanks mrs bean that article was very informative and balanced reporting and not the usual over the top completelyt negative reporting which we have seen in recent times.its good to know tips to try prevent it and that there are some safe treatments available.
neeov Posts: 4256
For after baby is born http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/parents/
MINI DONKEY Posts: 2499
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walkingwollie Posts: 3344
Hi Mini Donkey We're in much the same position.. I'll be in school from Sept too and I'm 22 and a half weeks now (so just a wee bit behind you). Things do seem to be worse here in the UK so I am monitoring closely. I will take mat leave early if I need to though, take no chances..
Daff Posts: 11644
If you google Relenza (the drug issued to pregnant women) and pregnancy, it has mixed reviews, often saying it is dangerous in pregnacy, but the lesser of two evils compared to the effects of the swine flu. very confusing, wish they knew more of the effects of swine flu. Really worried about it.
walkingwollie Posts: 3344
Updated info on swine flu in pregnancy for UK: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_a ... 719356.ece So avoid travel to the UK, I'd say... Having completely calmed down about this, I am now FREAKING.
MINI DONKEY Posts: 2499
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Daff Posts: 11644
I'm not due til the start of February and really worried about the winter period. I was in America when this broke, and there is information everywhere on how to behave to prevent the spread, ie. cough/sneeze into sleeve, disinfectant everywhere etc. There seems to be none of that here. Is anyone going to have a word with work? only my boss knows that I'm pregnant. THere are two people in work currently with flu like sysmptoms, and thre more with very bad colds. THey openly sneeze wtihout covering their mouth, or use their hands and then start touching work surfaces around them. I don't feel comfortable with this, especially as it's so easy to avoid doing this! I really want to say something, as being pregnant lowers your immune system as it is?