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Is it safe to conceive while sick with a Cold/Flu?
KSTJAL posted:
Is it safe to conceive while I am sick? I do not believe I have the Flu (no fever, no aches) but I do have a bad cold (cough, runny nose, and overall feeling very weak). I got the Flu shot only a few days ago, so not sure it's fully in my system. (I did already have this cold when I got the Flu shot, but the Pharmacist said it was okay since I didn't have a fever). My husband and I are trying to get pregnant (baby #2) and I should be ovulating in the next day or two. Is it safe for me to get pregnant while not feeling well and so close to having gotten the Flu shot? THANK YOU for your counsel! Katherine/KSTJAL

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Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
There should not be an issue.....If you are well enough to have sex, I am sure things will be just fine.

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