Get the facts about being pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic. We can help.
Pregnancy raises lots of questions without a scary virus like COVID-19. You are our top priority and we’re committed to your health and safety while fighting the spread of the virus.
Here we’ll share the information we have based on the best advice from the experts at the Center for Disease Control, the CDC. And if you’re anxious and want to talk, just call or text us for an appointment.
Questions & Answers on COVID-19 and pregnancy
Does being pregnant increase my risk of getting COVID-19?
Pregnancy makes women more susceptible to some infections, including flu viruses. In general, pregnant women have an increased risk of developing complications from the flu.
It is not yet known if pregnant women are more likely to get sick from COVID-19 compared to other people or whether they will get more severe cases.
How can pregnant women protect themselves from COVID-19?
Pregnant women should do the same things as the general public to avoid infection. You can help stop the spread of COVID-19 by taking these actions:
- Cover your cough (using your elbow is a good technique)
- Avoid people who are sick
- Clean your hands often using soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
Can COVID-19 be passed from a pregnant woman to the fetus or newborn?
We don’t know for sure yet, but so far no infants born to mothers with COVID-19 have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. In these cases, which are a small number, the virus was not found in samples of amniotic fluid or breastmilk.
What should I do now if I’m feeling anxious?
This is an uncertain time for everyone, and it can make even normal parts of life feel risky. None of us make our best decisions when we’re scared. Please call or text to make an appointment.
Schedule An Appointment
If you think you could be pregnant, please come in for a pregnancy test and to receive information about your options. All of our services are free of charge.
Pregnancy tests are the only service that can be scheduled online. STD screens and ultrasounds must be scheduled via phone or text.