MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Kim Newsome, MPH
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study?
Response: This study supports data from previous studies that have shown increased risks for infants born to pregnant women who are severely ill with flu.
MedicalResearch.com: What are the main findings?
Response: Our study found that severely ill women with 2009 H1N1 influenza during pregnancy were more likely to have adverse birth outcomes (such as their baby being born preterm or of low birth weight) than women without influenza.