I'm really glad to see this post has been well received. I was afraid ppl would think I was trying to freak everyone out, which is def not the case. I was caught unprepared being pg in a nasty flu season and just wanted to give my personal reason for worry as well as my best advice for staying safe.
The H1N1 SWINE FLU is back. Info from a RN who's seen the worst. - Page 2
katie - Thank you for your concern and I appreciate that you took the time to chime in.
I actually have taken my own advice... and stayed home. I've been a lady-hermit since the new year! I don't work and my DH works from a home office. He has most of January off anyway so he's been running all the errands. Truthfully my m/s and fatigue have kept me from wanting to do anything, so it's worked out fairly well overall.
I am all about medical care, getting immunizations, etc. After working in it I know the ins and outs, and have a very solid understanding of the science. All that being said, considering the physiology (and potential pathophysiology) of the embryonic period, I made a choice to stay home to avoid the flu in lieu of a vaccination during that first 10 weeks. No agency's guidelines are enough to steer me from science that I have a very clear understanding of.
Is this ideal? No way. Is it the best choice for me considering situation? Right now, I believe it is.