Staying healthy is more important than ever for pregnant women. There are so many precautions to take that many women spend the entire pregnancy very anxious. Dr. Kim consults with many patients who have had children. Many of them are dissatisfied with their post pregnancy shape. The most common complaints are loss of volume in the breast and loose skin on the abdomen. In these cases Dr. Kim may recommend an abdominoplasty combined with breast augmentation. These procedures help most women return to their prepregnancy contour. Staying healthy during pregnancy helps to ensure not only a healthy baby but also a healthy mother during and after pregnancy. A new study recommends that pregnant women take the the flu shot as a preventative measure. According to ABC 7 the study says flu shots are even more beneficial for pregnant women than previously thought.
Researchers say un-vaccinated pregnant women are at an increased risk of complications from the flu.
Those complications include low birth weight and premature delivery.
Researchers looked at 4,000 cases.
They say infants born to vaccinated mothers were 40 percent less likely to be premature and 69 percent less likely to be low birth weight.
The study was a joint effort by Emory University, Johns Hopkins University and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.