With winter in full swing, cold and flu symptoms are on full attack mode, making it a perfect time for pregnant mothers to start boosting their immune system. The state of pregnancy leads to a mother’s suppressed immune system in order to help protect the baby. Otherwise, the body would recognise the growing baby as an invader and defend itself thereby putting it (the baby) at risk. This leaves the mother susceptible to many infections including cold and flu. These can leave a pregnant woman drained and very sick.