Friday, 01 April 2016
Flu jab can cut stillbirth risk by half
Pregnant women who get the flu vaccine cut their risk of having a stillborn baby by half
The study of nearly 60,000 births has caused scientists to think that flu may increase the risk of stillbirth, as stillbirth rates increased after flu outbreaks.
The flu vaccine reduces the risk of complications like premature birth and low birth weight, and also protects your baby against the virus for a few months after it’s born. Public Health England recommends pregnant women get the flu vaccination and says the flu vaccine is safe during any stage of pregnancy.