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Pregnancy and H1N1: Protecting Yourself & Baby-to-Be

H1N1 can be especially troublesome for moms-to-be. Here are a few things you can do now to help protect yourself and your unborn child this flu season.
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H1N1 is especially dangerous for pregnant women. Experts don't believe that this virus is any less dangerous this year. Although pregnant women represent only 1 percent of the population, they accounted for 5 percent of the deaths from H1N1 last year. Pregnant women who get H1N1 are also at higher risk for fetal distress, premature delivery, and emergency c-sections.