October 2012

General

Flu shot and pregnancy

Pregnant women are justifiably wary of any potential harm to their baby and many women ask me about getting the flu shot during pregnancy. We recommend it. Three years ago there was concern about H1N1 and many women were anxious about the virus and the flu shot. We implemented an information program for pregnant women on the benefits of immunization and offered the vaccine in our clinics.

Depression During Pregnancy

Last week’s Toronto Star article on prenatal depression (depression during pregnancy) highlighted a real issue that we are seeing more and more of in pregnancy.