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.

Topics covered:

  • 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?

PDF: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Pregnancy: What Maternal-Fetal Medicine Subspecialists Need to Know

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Centers for Disease ControlFAQs about Pregnancy and Coronavirus Disease 2019

FAQs 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?

 

Interim Considerations for Infection Prevention and Control of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Inpatient Obstetric Healthcare Settings

Included on this page are guidelines targeted to medical professionals, but it can help expectant parents prepare.

It covers:

  • Prehospital Considerations
  • During Hospitalization
  • Mother/Baby Contact
  • Breastfeeding
  • Discharge

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.

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