COVID-19. Coronavirus. The uncertainty surrounding this virus can cause fear – especially for those who are pregnant. Here is what we know today about pregnancy and COVID-19.
According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), “pregnant women do not appear to be at a higher risk of severe disease related to COVID-19.” In other words, your pregnancy doesn’t make you more vulnerable to getting the virus. However, because this is a new virus, the CDC also says there is minimal data.
It appears that pregnant women have the same potential of getting Coronavirus as other healthy individuals. The only reason you might be at a higher risk is if you have other underlying health concerns.
Since so little is known at this time about the ongoing effects of the virus on a pregnant woman or their fetus, there are very few answers to essential questions. Here are the answers we do know.
No matter what circumstances, when you’re pregnant, you should always take more precautions. Most women will avoid caffeine, alcohol, or smoking. There are specific actions you should take to prevent getting the Coronavirus too.
Here are some warning signs if you are pregnant and have concerns about contracting the coronavirus.
According to the current facts, there’s no reason to fear that contracting the virus will harm your baby. Following the recommendations of the state and federal government are the best ways to protect both of you.
If you are unsure about your pregnancy, contact us. We’re ready to talk through your options with you. It’s important to keep up your prenatal care while you’re considering your options too. Visit Palm Beach Women’s Clinic and your current OB/GYN. Stay safe and healthy.