“Because the COVID-19 coronavirus is new, its implications for pregnant women and baby are still unclear,” Dr. Carter says. “With that in mind, I’m encouraging moms to be very cautious and take steps to protect themselves from becoming infected.”
As with any serious illness, pregnant women who are concerned they may have contracted the coronavirus should seek prompt medical care, she says. Make sure to call before coming to your provider’s office so appropriate precautions can be taken, she says, and call 911 in case of an emergency.
“It’s always best to err on the side of caution,” Dr. Carter says. “If you have concerns about your health or the health of your baby, make sure to contact your provider.”