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Flu (Seasonal) > Are you at risk? > Pregnant women and the flu
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Pregnant women and the flu

Pregnancy puts extra demands on a woman's body. A pregnant woman's heart and lungs are working harder than usual to supply blood and oxygen to her baby. This makes pregnant women more prone to flu complications. Pregnant women are 4 times as likely as non-pregnant women to be hospitalized for flu complications. In fact, pregnant women are just as likely to have flu complications as people with chronic medical conditions. Women who were recently pregnant (within the last 6 weeks) are also at risk of flu complications.

If you will be pregnant during flu season (early winter to early spring ), there are a few things you can do to reduce your risk of complications:

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