Flu

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by qmama, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. qmama

    qmama Pregnant with #2

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    Hi everyone,

    I am currently 16 weeks pregnant and I think I am getting the flu.
    Do you think that it causes any problems for the baby? I have taken paracetamol for the aches and I will try and get to see GP in the morning.

    Any advice?
     
  2. MummyToAmberx

    MummyToAmberx Mum to 3 Girls 1 Boy

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    Flus/colds dont pass through to the baby.
    :)
     
  3. JayDee

    JayDee Sunshine and rainbow

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    THINK (i.e. I'm not a doctor but...) the only problem is if you get a fever.

    Stay in bed if you can (or at least try and chill as much as you can) keep with the paracetamol (which I think helps control fever) honey and lemon if your throat hurts and if go to the docs if you think it's getting worse.

    Hope you feel better soon x
     
  4. Buffy71

    Buffy71 Mummy to Harriet!

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    Yep - the girls are right. Paracetamol to keep your fever down (thats the only thing that can be a bit troublesome to the baby) and take care of you!
    Feel better soon hon xxx
     
  5. eeyore007

    eeyore007 New Mummy to Frances

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    Flu virus can't travel across the placenta. Main problem is over heating. Try to keep your temp down via paracetamol and resting
     
  6. mrskx0x0

    mrskx0x0 Scarlett's Mummy

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    I agree that it is getting a fever that would affect baba and not the flu but also dehydration- make sure you drink plenty of water and get well soon :hugs:
     

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