Pregnant women can sometimes feel nauseous and have a low-grade fever.
But it’s usually a sign of something else.
“Pregnancy symptoms usually start within hours after you first get the cold or flu,” says Dr. Christine Satterfield, an infectious diseases specialist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
“It’s usually more a mild infection than a fever, and the symptoms will often go away after a day or two.”
“It’s important to understand that these symptoms are not the result of the cold, but the flu virus,” says Satterford.
“The flu is usually the first thing that people are feeling, so it’s important that they get tested before going to a hospital.”
There are a few ways to check if you’re carrying the flu: Follow your doctor’s advice about whether to get tested for the flu and whether you’re at risk for getting sick.
Try to limit your travel to places where there’s a risk of catching the virus.
If you have symptoms of flu or have been feeling sick recently, it’s best to get medical help.
For more information, see: A guide to what to do before, during and after a flu pandemic What to do if you have flu symptoms before, after or after pregnancy What to know about influenza The CDC recommends that women get tested once they’ve had a fever or a cough, and again three days after giving birth.
“Women should not get tested until they’ve started feeling well, and they should not test until they have stopped feeling well,” says Chris Ruggles, a doctor at the Canadian College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
“We also recommend that women should not start taking any antibiotics until they are well.”
It’s also important to make sure you’re not pregnant or nursing, and to wear a mask.
When you’re pregnant, your body can release more of the flu viruses virus into the air.
This can cause you to cough, runny nose and sneeze, which can make you feel unwell.
And there are also some other things you should know about your baby: Your baby is still growing and developing, so they’re at higher risk of getting a flu-like illness than your peers.
The first flu shot in Canada is the shot for all Canadians, and for pregnant women, it will protect against influenza in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
Pregnant people can also get flu shots from the Pregnancy Advisory Committee.
You can also take a flu shot from a pharmacist.
It takes about 24 hours for your immune system to fully recover from the flu, so you won’t have any flu symptoms for a few weeks.
But if you get a cold or are feeling unwell, it may take up to a month before you feel better.
How to get a flu vaccine:What you need to know if you or someone you know has a flu:If you or anyone you know is having symptoms, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.