Right now, we don’t have much data on Coronavirus and pregnancy. What we do know is that if you’re experiencing a low-risk pregnancy, with no other medical concerns, you’re at no greater risk than a non-pregnant person. If you were to contract Coronavirus, you’ll likely recover just like any other low-risk person would.
We recommend following the CDC’s guidelines: Stay home, practice social distancing, wash your hands often, and don’t touch your face.
Unfortunately, there’s not much data on this right now. However — in the few cases that have occurred — Coronavirus didn’t pass from mom to baby. There’s also no evidence of the virus in breast milk and amniotic fluid.
Keep the CDC’s guidelines in mind:
Reach out to your doctor for other precautionary steps if you have a chronic medical condition.
No, continue to go to your visits. They’re important to ensure you and your baby are healthy. Reach out to your OB to see what virtual options may be available to you.
Yes – you can continue your treatments, but reach out to your OB or fertility specialist for more information.
First, stay in your home and distance yourself from others. Then, call your OB. Your doctor can evaluate you over the phone and will give you appropriate next steps.
Call your OB for answers on your specific labor and delivery questions. Many hospitals are following strict protocols out of safety concerns for patients — just like you and your baby.
We recommend contacting your OB or the hospital you’re delivering at for more details. In most cases, hospitals are allowing only one visitor in the labor and delivery area. This is hard, but it’s done to keep patients safe.
Delivering your baby in a hospital is still the safest option. Hospitals provide comprehensive medical care and can handle any concerns that may arise.
No — the pandemic should not change your delivery. Talk to your doctor about any specific medical concerns.
While there’s limited data on this, there’s no evidence that the virus can be transmitted through breast milk.
You’ll be able to leave the hospital one day after a vaginal delivery or two days after a caesarean if you are healthy.
Testing is very limited. If you’re not showing symptoms and haven’t been directly exposed, stay safely at home.
No — your birth plan shouldn’t change because of Coronavirus.
Call your OB for guidance and next steps.
Most hospitals are taking extreme precautions to keep their littlest patients safe. Reach out to your OB or hospital for more details on visitation policies.
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