Studies have shown mothers who suffer from influenza during pregnancy quadruple the chances of their child developing Bipolar.
“Prospective mothers should take common sense preventive measures, such as getting flu shots prior to and in the early stages of pregnancy and avoiding contact with people who are symptomatic,” said Alan Brown of Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute in a statement.
“In spite of public health recommendations, only a relatively small fraction of such women get immunized. The weight of evidence now suggests that benefits of the vaccine likely outweigh any possible risk to the mother or newborn.”
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