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

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