While researchers are still learning how the COVID-19 coronavirus affects pregnant women, current information shows that pregnant women do not react any more seriously to COVID-19 than the general public.
Some women with COVID-19 have given birth to preterm babies, but it’s not clear if this was related to the virus. It’s not likely that COVID-19 can be passed to a baby during pregnancy, labor, or delivery, but more research is needed to be sure.
Below is some information on helping you to avoid the virus, getting help if you need it, and what you might need to think about regarding your birth plan if you are getting close to having your baby.
Avoiding the COVID-19 Virus
COVID-19 spreads primarily from person-to-person contact, so pregnant women should take the same precautions to avoid infection as everyone else, which include: