Pregnancy and life with a newborn during the COVID-19 pandemic is frightening. We’ve asked members of our medical advisory board to continue to contribute the most relevant and up-to-date resources that they find as the situation evolves. We’ll continue to update this post as new information is available.
Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
This document includes many relevant and up-to-date links specifically for obstetrical patients. It is certainly worth a download, and exploring some of the recommended links.
- How is COVID-19 spread?
- What is known about COVID-19 in pregnancy?
- Who should be tested for COVID-19?
- Are women infected with COVID-19 at increased risk for preterm birth?
- Are there delivery considerations?
- Can an infected woman breastfeed?
- What is the current travel and community protection guidance?
- Pregnant women should take precautions to avoid the new coronavirus, CDC experts advise.
- UC Health Coronavirus Newsletter
Centers for Disease ControlFAQs about Pregnancy and Coronavirus Disease 2019
Addresses these concerns:
- What is the risk to pregnant women of getting COVID-19? Is it easier for pregnant women to become ill with the disease? If they become infected, will they be more sick than other people?
- How can pregnant women protect themselves from getting COVID-19?
- Can COVID-19 cause problems for a pregnancy?
- Can COVID-19 be passed from a pregnant woman to the fetus or newborn?
- If a pregnant woman has COVID-19 during pregnancy, will it hurt the baby?
Included on this page are guidelines targeted to medical professionals, but it can help expectant parents prepare.
- Prehospital Considerations
- During Hospitalization
- Mother/Baby Contact
Read More on from the Fetal Health Foundation about Coronavirus, Pregnancy, and Newborn Care:
The Fetal Health Foundation is a parent-founded non profit dedicated to giving hope to families who are experiencing a fetal syndrome diagnosis. If you are, or if you know someone who is, please reach out to us. We’ve been there.