Ok, NYS DOH says that the incidence of the flu is decreasing. I have to wonder if that is the case for the Capital District. I have 20 pregnant clients and at least three of them have flu-like symptoms. See the CDC for information on the difference between a cold and the flu. A cold can be terrible and the flu can be mild BUT generally flu is more severe and the cough is bad. Really bad. Last year, I wrote several bogs about the flu. This should link you to one and this should link you to the other. If you don't have Sambucol in your medicine chest, consider getting it. Today.
Ok, everybody, please
Wash Your Hands,
Eat a Fresh Source of Vitamin C Daily,
Wash Your Hands Again!
May all babies be born into loving hands...
K. Michelle Doyle, CNM, NYS LM