21 Apr Pregnancy and Coronavirus: Recommendations from the Experts
At this point, according to the CDC, there are no specific recommendations for pregnant women surrounding the management of COVID-19. Of course, pregnant women should still take precautions by protecting themselves from the virus with good hand washing or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer and avoiding people who are sick or who have been exposed to the virus.
Check with your health care professional regarding both prenatal and postnatal visits. While some appointments will have to be in-person, some may now be conducted via telemedicine or telehealth check-in. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that the safest place to give birth is still in a hospital or hospital-based birth center.
Pregnant women can stay healthy with the usual recommendations during pregnancy including eating healthy meals, exercising, getting plenty of sleep, and avoiding drugs and alcohol. The Loved Child’s team of professionals welcomes all expecting mothers and their partners to participate in our live classes, workshops, and individual consultations. Please click HERE to learn more.
Diane Lopes, Registered Nurse & Childbirth Educator at The Loved Child