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Your Pregnancy Guide to Cold and Flu

From Tips to Avoid to Best Ways To Treat

From Tips to Avoid to Best Ways To Treat

As if backaches and nausea werent enough to deal with, a case of the sniffles or a pesky cough can become worrisome when youre pregnant. The flu is particularly scary because body changes during pregnancy make you susceptible to serious illness from it. But the same common sense tips that apply when youre not pregnant can help you keep germs at bay when you have a bump. And if you do get sick, you can treat your symptoms safely. Heres your healthy pregnancy cheat sheet.

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By Diana Kelly. Published December 30, 2015. Diana Kelly is a New York City-based writer and editor with more than 7 years experience covering health topics for websites.
Reviewed by Elisabeth Aron, MD, MPH, FACOG on August 15, 2015.