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LeninGrad Sun 19-Jul-09 07:26:44

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StealthPolarBear Sun 19-Jul-09 07:35:14

thanks LG - bumping!

LeninGrad Sun 19-Jul-09 07:35:24

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StealthPolarBear Sun 19-Jul-09 07:35:40

Oh meant to say hope you're all better and up and about very soon

LeninGrad Sun 19-Jul-09 07:41:47

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browntrout Sun 19-Jul-09 08:00:06

I've just read the article on BBC news page. In practical terms though what does it mean? What constitutes a 'crowded place'? Should I avoid working as we have an open plan office or does it mean don't go to any music festivals? Is public transport ok or should I travel out of rush hour? I dont think it really gives you a steer on how you should alter your day to day life to try and ensure that you are less at risk. There are a number of people in the building in which I work who have been off with swine flu. I hate panicking about it in view of the (relatively) few deaths but I am concerned that, at 24 weeks pregnant, I am going about my normal business and putting myself at risk in the process.

rubyslippers Sun 19-Jul-09 08:15:39

thanks for this

i have been the same as you - chesty, headachey and sore throat for 3/4 days

GP told me to call if a fever developed

am nearly 29 weeks PG

am just carrying on as normal altho' washing hands more frequently

hope you are on the mend soon LG

2sugarsandapuppy Sun 19-Jul-09 08:22:28

DD2 was prescribed tamiflu on Friday, her symtoms matched those of Swine Flu. When she woke up she was as right as a Ribbstone Pippin, called Dr, said not to give it to her. She did say though, to keep it in a safe place, as she wouldn't be prescribed another one. HTH x

LeninGrad Sun 19-Jul-09 08:24:40

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2sugarsandapuppy Sun 19-Jul-09 08:24:59

BT, just read your message. Think you have to appreciate what we've got and not worry about too much.xx

LeninGrad Sun 19-Jul-09 08:27:33

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Picante Sun 19-Jul-09 08:33:17

I'm still not clear what it actually can do to the baby? Is it just risky to the mother? Is it to do with the temp rise that makes it possibly harmful to the baby?

2sugarsandapuppy Sun 19-Jul-09 08:36:43

dd2's teacher is 29 weeks pregnant. When I spoke to her (on Friday, it was an INSET day), she seemed completely unbothered by the dr's diagnosis. Think that everyone's been terrorised by the media, but she wasn't having any of it!

LeninGrad Sun 19-Jul-09 08:37:00

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LeninGrad Sun 19-Jul-09 08:39:58

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Picante Sun 19-Jul-09 08:41:32

So at 35 weeks, the worst it could do to the baby is start labour? Phew!

LeninGrad Sun 19-Jul-09 08:48:55

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LeninGrad Sun 19-Jul-09 08:55:28

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Picante Sun 19-Jul-09 09:02:59

Ah yes very good point Lenin.

Now I have an excuse to say no to the in-laws!

MamaHobgoblin Sun 19-Jul-09 09:21:07

Apologies if this link has been posted before, but the NCT have just posted some Swine Flu FAQs for pregnant women and new mothers: here.

MarshaBrady Sun 19-Jul-09 09:30:11

So a cough, cold-like symptoms, tired but no fever is probably just a cold? Is a fever a necessary symptom?

If this is it then wouldn't mind, am 20 wks pregnant.

Hangingbellyofbabylon Sun 19-Jul-09 09:36:08

Thanks Lenin, good info. Half of me wants to get it whilst I'm pregnant though to get it out of the way rather than get it when the baby is here and pass it on to a tiny newborn. I guess what will be will be.

LeninGrad Sun 19-Jul-09 09:46:54

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Picante Sun 19-Jul-09 09:48:55

hangingbelly if you're breastfeeding wouldn't they be protected by your antibodies?

LeninGrad Sun 19-Jul-09 09:50:24

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