FLU MEDICATION SAFE for pregnant women
Women who take flu medication during pregnancy are not putting their babies at risk, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal. The study was conducted on almost 700,000 mother and infant pairs, with researchers concluding that developing bubs are not adversely affected by common medications used to treat colds and flu. The study is the largest of its kind to assess the potential risk of taking antiviral drugs during pregnancy. Last year, in a separate study, Australian researchers found that expectant mothers who received the flu vaccine were 51 per cent less likely to have a stillbirth.