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Flu at 14 weeks - risks to baby?

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I;m not sure if I have a cold or flu, but I am worried about the risks to the baby. I've heard exposure to flu can cause schizophrenia and autism.
I would imagine tons of women must get sick while pg and they don't all have kids with mental illness.
Anyone had the flu while pg? Any advice?
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You're right. Lots of women get the flu or worse and their babies are just fine. Just make sure you get lots of fluids to stay hydrated, and keep an eye on your temperature. If it gets to high you may want to talk to your care provider about taking something to bring it down.

I hope you feel better soon!
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ive only heard that maybe a high fever can have an affect, but in the first trimester. check with ur midwife.
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