"An Arkansas woman, who lost her baby last month after coming down with the H1N1 flu virus, has now lost her life.
On the advice of their doctor, the couple said they postponed getting a flu shot until after Creekmore's first trimester. The couple did not know that his guidance was counter to federal health recommendations. Creekmore had planned to get a flu shot at a clinic on January 13 -- the same day she was put on a ventilator.
A national effort to prevent the 2009 H1N1 pandemic flu has contributed to a dramatic increase in the number of pregnant women who receive flu vaccines, according to the CDC. Less than 15% of pregnant women received a flu shot before 2009; in the next two seasons, more than half of pregnant women got the vaccine protection."
Such a sad story.