The CDC recently announced that pregnant women with COVID-19 may be at an increased risk of a more severe illness than women who are not pregnant.
These findings were based on a study that noted pregnant women with COVID-19 were more likely to be hospitalized and require higher levels of care than non-pregnant women with COVID-19. However, it’s unclear if these findings are from severe illness in pregnancy or just cautious care for those that are expecting.
Woman’s mission is to help you have a healthy pregnancy and birth, and we recommend pregnant women take the following precautions against COVID-19:
- Talk to your health care provider about how to stay healthy.
- Do not skip prenatal care appointments.
- Wear a mask in public.
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Limit interactions with other people as much as possible.
- During the last two weeks of your pregnancy, stay at home away from others.
- Inform your doctor prior to your visit if you have fever or cough.