DH and I are supposed to be spending christmas with family, but they have just emailed to say they have stinking colds, but don't think it's the flu (which makes me think it isn't, as I have known whenever I've had the flu!). Im 12 weeks pregnant with my first. Should I risk spending christmas with them or stay at home just in case?
DH and I haven't bought presents for each other (as we are doing secret santa with the family), have no food in, and I am feeling rubbish so wouldn't be a huge amount of company for DH, so don't think it would be a very merry christmas at home on our own (and Christmas is all about family!)
I'm guessing you would have already had the flu jab , if not it might be worth getting it. Also you can catch a cold anywhere, out and about Christmas shopping or at the supermarket, unless you're going to stay at home for the next 6 months I would go.
I'm quite risk averse in pregnancy but standard winter colds wouldn't bother me. Just be meticulous about hand hygiene - bring a little hand sanitizer bottle and don't share hand towels, just use loo roll to dry your own hands if it would be too obvious to produce your own bundle of paper towels, etc.
I would go - as you say they probably just have a cold. The flu shot is available to pregnant women for just this reason. If you haven't already had the shot you can talk to your doctor or practice nurse about it.