Being Pregnant during the post-holiday Covid-19 Surge

Being pregnant is a stressful time that can bring about of a lot of concerns and worries. With the surge of COVID-19 this can exacerbate these feelings and be downright scary. You now have to face some of the challenges with social distancing and isolating while still caring for yourself and growing baby.  

We have created a short ebook to help pregnant and new moms gain the necessary information from leading healthcare experts on different aspects of navigating this pandemic when you are pregnant. We put together some of the top questions mothers and soon to be mothers ask about the labor experience, going to your midwife or OB, going out in public and about breastfeeding.

This book is a short guide of the essential information to help understanding key safety measures and things to think about during the COVID-19 surge.

Available also is : COVID-19 Birth Plan and course on Breastfeeding During Covid-19

Studies have shown that pregnant women are at a greater risk for developing a complication if they contract COVID-19, which makes prevention a priority.

Prevention measures include:

  • Wearing a mask in public
  • Stay home as much as possible, except for important medical appointments, and work from home if possible.
  • Talk to your doctor, obstetrician or midwife about the possibility of telephone or videoconference appointments for some prenatal appointments.
  • Avoid visitors to your home.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Practice social and physical distancing from others.
  • Keep a distance of at least 6 feet from others.
  • Practice respiratory hygiene by coughing or sneezing into your bent elbow or sleeve to cover your mouth and nose.
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes.
  • Avoid touching frequently touched surfaces when in public.
  • Avoid crowded places and peak-hours. 
  • Make limited trips to the store for essentials, use delivery services is able.
  • Avoid contact with people who are known to be positive with COVID-19
  • Avoid places with high rates of COVID-19 in the community
  • Avoid travel by public transit and walk if safely able
  • Get the Flu vaccine if you haven’t for the season

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