During the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, it was identified that women in the third trimester of pregnancy were particularly at risk of serious respiratory distress. At-risk women were advised to seek vaccination, avoid contact with anyone unwell, maintain hygiene routines and stop smoking. We examine this situation of emergent and intense risk produced at the intersection of individual biography and the historical event of a public health emergency.
|Journal||Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine|
|Early online date||29 Jan 2014|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- illness behaviour
- health policy
- flu pandemic
Lohm, D., Flowers, P., Stephenson, N., Waller, E., & Davis, M. (2014). Biography, pandemic time and risk: pregnant women reflecting on their experiences of the 2009 influenza pandemic. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1177/1363459313516135