Visit the CDC Website This website is kept up to date by the CDC with information for obstetrical providers regarding the 2009-2010 influenza outbreak.
Flu vaccine is recommended in pregnancy. BUT it should only be administered in the injectable form.
Vaccinating pregnant women protects both mom & baby from influenza.
Pregnant women who are close contacts with persons with suspected, probable or confirmed cases should receive chemoprophylaxis.
Oseltamavir (Tamiflu) 75mg qd x 10 days.
Pregnant women with confirmed, probable suspected H1N1 infection should receive empiric antiviral treatment.
Oseltamavir (Tamiflu) 75mg bid x 5 days.
Continue breastfeeding despite influenza infection but consider wearing a face mask when near your baby and expressing breast milk for the baby.
Created May 3, 2009. Moved to this site February 6, 2010 R. Williams, MD