The rapid spread of COVID-19 has pregnant women understandably concerned about their health and that of their developing child. And with the situation changing day to day, it’s no wonder we’re bursting with questions. Here, an ob-gyn tackles the top questions she’s been getting about the novel coronavirus and how to keep women safe during pregnancy.
Are Pregnant Women More Likely to Get COVID-19?
We currently don’t know, but there are currently no data to suggest that pregnant women are more likely to get COVID-19. However, we do know that pregnant women undergo changes to their immune systems that may make it easier to become infected with any virus, including COVID-19. Additionally, if a pregnant woman does become infected, they may be at higher risk of more serious disease. Therefore, all pregnant women should practice social distancing and frequent, proper hand-washing.