Is Pregnancy a Risk Factor for Coronavirus?
Is Pregnancy a Risk Factor for Coronavirus? A very important question in regards to pregnancy is whether pregnancy is a risk factor for COVID-19, in terms of being infection, severity of the disease and the death rate in mother and fetus. The answers seems to be that yes it is a risk factor for at…Read More
What if I want to breastfeed?
What if I want to breastfeed? Breastfeeding has many benefits for both you and your baby, but at this time, it’s not known if the virus can be passed to a baby through breast milk. If you’re sick but still want to have your baby breastfed, you might want to have another healthy adult feed…Read More
If we are both healthy, can my partner be with me for the birth?
If we are both healthy, can my partner be with me for the birth? In areas where Covid 19 is spreading quickly, some hospitals have rules about who can be in the room during labor and delivery. Your doctor, nurse, or midwife will be able to tell you what to expect, knowing the situation may…Read More
What will my delivery be like?
What will my delivery be like? During your delivery you’ll be checked for fever and other symptoms of Covid 19 when you get to the hospital or birth center. Depending on where you live and if you have symptoms, you might also be tested for the virus. Even if you feel healthy, you should cover…Read More
Will my regular prenatal appointments change?
Will my regular prenatal appointments change? Your doctor, nurse, or midwife will work with you to make a plan for your visits during pregnancy. If you live in an area where Covid 19 is spreading quickly, there will likely be some changes. For example: Your partner might not be able to join you for appointments…Read More
Can Covid 19 cause problems with pregnancy?
Can Covid 19 cause problems with pregnancy? From what experts know so far, most people who get Covid 19 during pregnancy will not have serious problems. But problems can happen if the mother becomes seriously ill. Pregnant women who get Covid 19 might have an increased risk of preterm labor and birth, when the baby…Read More
How is Covid 19 treated in pregnant women?
How is Covid 19 treated in pregnant women? Doctors are studying several different treatments to learn whether they might work to treat Covid 19. In certain cases, doctors might recommend these treatments or taking part in a clinical trial, a scientific study that tests new medicines to see how well they work. But some medicines…Read More
If I am pregnant and get sick, can I pass the virus to my baby?
If I am pregnant and get sick, can I pass the virus to my baby? Experts don’t yet know for sure. They think it’s not likely to happen while the baby is still in the uterus (womb), but mothers with the infection can pass the virus to the baby after it is born.Read More
What should I do if I’m pregnant and have symptoms?
What should I do if I’m pregnant and have symptoms? If you have a fever, cough, trouble breathing, or other symptoms of Covid 19, call your doctor, nurse, or midwife. They can tell you what to do and whether you need to be seen in person. They’ll also tell you if you should be tested…Read More
Are pregnant people at high risk for severe symptoms?
Are pregnant people at high risk for severe symptoms? Experts don’t yet know a lot about Covid 19 and pregnancy. But so far, pregnant people don’t seem more vulnerable to the infection than others, nor do they seem to have a higher risk of serious problems (like pneumonia) than other people of similar age. Most…Read More