Pregnant During Covid? Here’s What You Need To Know
Sarah Cross, MD, an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health was featured in Forbes to discuss the potential long-term risks of contracting COVID19 while pregnant.
“A US registry of COVID-19 in pregnancy recently published a study that showed approximately a quarter of non-critically ill pregnant people were still symptomatic at eight weeks,” Dr. Cross explained.
Dr. Cross suggests doing the following with your physician.
- Review the reasons to call your physician/obstetrician
- Review precautions to prevent infection
- Discuss getting an influenza vaccination
- Discuss if modifications to the prenatal schedule is warranted
- Ask about visitor policies and procedures that many hospitals now have for when you give birth