Biography, pandemic time and risk: pregnant women reflecting on their experiences of the 2009 influenza pandemic

Davina Lohm, Paul Flowers, Niamh Stephenson, Emily Waller, Mark Davis

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
JournalHealth: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine
Early online date29 Jan 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • illness behaviour
  • health policy
  • flu pandemic
  • pregnancy

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