You dream of passing on only the best to your kids: good looks, sporting talent or good social skills. You want to protect them and give them the best start in life so you don’t drink alcohol and watch what you eat – so that baby develops in a safe environment.
You stay active and healthy and do your very best to avoid infection.
But when it comes to flu it’s smart to take extra precautions. The flu vaccine is recommended during pregnancy, protecting you and your baby from infection.
When you’re getting your flu vaccine, ask your doctor about vaccination against pertussis (whooping cough). It’s a highly contagious disease which can kill babies in the first months of life.
Getting the vaccine at the right time in your pregnancy will add protection to the long list of things that you pass on to your kid.