VACCINATION Q & A FOR PREGNANT AND BREASTFEEDING WOMEN The South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists recommends that all pregnant and breastfeeding women should be vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect themselves from severe disease. Considerable research has been undertaken on
What is human papillomavirus (HPV)? The human papillomavirus (HPV) is responsible for a common sexually transmitted infection that shares the same name. Most sexually active people are exposed to it at some point. There are different types of HPV, and some can
Flu is more likely to cause severe illness in pregnant women than in women who are not pregnant. Changes in the immune system, heart, and lungs during pregnancy make pregnant women (and women up to two weeks postpartum) more prone to severe illness from flu.