What expectant mothers should know during the COVID-19 pandemic

We’ve heard many questions from our patients about how to take care of themselves and their babies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our OB-GYNs and midwives are here for you, ready to answer your questions and make sure you’re getting the care you need.

Get in touch with our pregnancy experts

We know you never thought you’d be having a baby during a pandemic. But whenever you have concerns or need care, we’re here to help. Our clinics can answer many of your questions and guide you to the best kind of appointment, whether that’s a video visit, phone visit or in-person visit.

Protect yourself and your baby from COVID-19

If you’re feeling sick, treat yourself with rest and lots of fluids. Consult with your OB-GYN or midwife on the best options for managing symptoms – like fever or muscle aches – during pregnancy. We also suggest getting a COVID-19 test.

If your symptoms are severe or you have increasing shortness of breath, call your primary care clinic, OB-GYN or midwife.

COVID-19 vaccines are recommended

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends all people who are pregnant or breastfeeding get vaccinated against COVID-19. This recommendation is based on an analysis of nearly 2,500 pregnant people who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series before 20 weeks of pregnancy. In particular, the rate of miscarriages among pregnant women who received a COVID-19 vaccine was similar to the expected rate of miscarriage among all women. This suggests there isn’t any evidence for an increased risk of miscarriage due to vaccination.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, as well as the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, also recommend pregnant or nursing mothers get vaccinated against COVID-19. To help you make an informed decision, discuss COVID-19 vaccination with your doctor or midwife.

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