The COVID-19 pandemic has everyone on edge (and then some). If you’re pregnant, you no doubt have questions about whether the new coronavirus poses a risk to you and your developing baby. The answers aren’t crystal clear, says Ob/Gyn Oluwatosin Goje, MD. “COVID-19 is an evolving pandemic. We’re still learning about its effect on pregnant women and infants.” But there is some reassuring evidence from the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak. And while this disease is new, fevers and respiratory illnesses are not. “Knowledge gained from past epidemics helps us understand and manage viral infections in pregnancy,” Dr. Goje says.

 

 

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