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Influenza Fact Sheets and Resources

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This sections contains facts sheets and other resources about the flu. Check back for new resources.
  • Antiviral Medications to Treat/Prevent H1N1 Influenza (swine flu) in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Women
    This sheet talks about the risks of exposure to antiviral medications to treat or prevent influenza during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
  • Flu Can Harm You and Your Baby (en Español)
    This poster from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reminds pregnant women to get the flu vaccines to protect themselves and their babies. It also gives the Flu.Gov website and CDC telephone number. Available to download, print, and post in your office or clinic.
  • Influenza Updates
    This newsletter from the Utah Immunization Program provides the latest information about the flu including recommendations for health care personnel, surveillance information in Utah, and frequently asked questions.
  • Flu Vaccine Locator
    The Utah Department of Health provides this web-based tool to help you find flu shots in cities and across Utah.
  • Flu Can Harm You and Your Baby
  • Flu.Gov
    The U.S. Govenment (White House, Department of Health and Human Services, and other federal agencies) provides information about the flu including links to help you find flu shots in all states.
  • Flu Story: A Pregnant Woman's Ordeal
    Read this article from The New York Times about a Florida woman's experience with the flu. She wants to tell people "how dangerous it can be" for pregnant women. October 19, 2009



MotherToBaby (and OTIS) Fact Sheets

The experts behind MotherToBaby have created fact sheets that answer frequently asked questions about exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding. MotherToBaby Fact Sheets are available in both English and Spanish and can be downloaded for free. To view or download Fact Sheets, go to: https://www.mothertobaby.org/

Other Fact Sheets

Resources and Links

  • Baby Your Baby
    Provides resources for parents and thier children, including financial help during pregnancy; information abour preparing for pregnancy; and information about caring for your young child.
  • "Learn the Signs. Act Early."
    Checklists, brochures, booklets and more to help parents of infants and young children learn about healthy development and track developmental milestones.
  • Medical Home Portal
    Provides information for families and professionals including events, local resoruces, and information about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
  • Follow OTIS on FacebookFollow OTIS on TwitterOTIS
    The Organization of Teratology Information Specialists is a non-profit organization made up of individual services (TIS) (like the Pregnancy Risk Line) throughout North America. Find a service in your area, check out fact sheets, or follow them on Twitter or Facebook.
  • Power Your Life, Power Your Health
    Provides resources and information about health for women in their childbearing years.
  • Follow UFAC on FacebookUtah Fetal Alcohol Coalition
    Provides speakers for events for families and professionals; resources for families; and information about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. September 9th (9/9/2010) is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day. Show your support by making a pledge to be alcohol-free during your pregnancy or go to one of the local events.
  • Utah Newborn Safe Haven
    Utah state law provides a secret, safe haven for your newborn. See the video that describes the law along with TV commericals in .wmv format or .mp4 format or .mov format.
  • Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
    Provides food for breastfeeding moms and their children. They have a video in English and Spanish about taking folic acid (ácido fólico) to prevent birth defects.

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