What You Need to Know About COVID-19
Free Exposure Information in Partnership with WIC
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a rapidly evolving situation, and over the last few months we’ve learned a little bit about how this novel virus may impact pregnancy. Recent studies have suggested that pregnant women who have COVID-19 might have a higher chance of becoming very sick compared to women who are not pregnant, including a higher chance of being admitted to intensive care and needing to be put on a ventilator (machine that helps you breathe). Having severe symptoms or complications from any illness might require pregnant women to deliver their babies sooner than expected (called preterm birth, or delivery before 37 weeks), which can be associated with long-term health problems for babies.
Contact our experts for a free personalized risk assessment on COVID-19 infection, its treatment and the vaccines to prevent against it. There’s still a lot more we need to know the effects of both COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines during pregnancy and breastfeeding but we want you to have the most up-to-date information.
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“Our team has assembled up-to-date, evidence-based resources on COVID-19 infection and the COVID-19 vaccines. We hope pregnant women and their providers see the importance in helping the world understand this novel virus, its treatment and prevention.”
Christina Chambers, PhD MPH, MotherToBaby Past President
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Disclaimer: MotherToBaby Fact Sheets are meant for general information purposes and should not replace the advice of your health care provider. MotherToBaby is a service of the non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS). OTIS/MotherToBaby encourages inclusive and person-centered language. While our name still contains a reference to mothers, we are updating our resources with more inclusive terms. Use of the term mother or maternal refers to a person who is pregnant. Use of the term father or paternal refers to a person who contributes sperm. Copyright by OTIS, January 30, 2021.