It is totally logical that pregnant women would be especially apprehensive about exposure to the COVID-19 virus and any adverse effect this virus might have on their fetus.
First, we are giving “utmost priority” to pregnant women who show any signs of respiratory illness. We are encouraging everyone to adhere to infection precautions.
Because—as the phrase goes, we are adhering to—an abundance of caution, we continue to watch CDC reports, but as of the most recent reports, there are no evidences that pregnant women are more at risk from COVID-19.
According to a March 13, 2020 report from sciencealert:
“Currently, there are no reported COVID-19 deaths in pregnant people. And, according to officials at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), the Royal College of Midwives and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), even if someone pregnant catches the virus, so far, there’s no evidence it can be passed on to the baby.”
Experts in the UK, have said.
“The large majority of women, it seems, experienced only mild or moderate symptoms. . .”
There are currently no data suggesting an increased risk of miscarriage or early pregnancy loss in relation to COVID-19,” read the new UK guidelines.
This is an “evolving situation” as we recognize more information will become available. IN the meantime, expectant mothers should adhere to best infectious standards—wash hands, limit exposure to large crowds, and contact the doctor or one of us at Heart to Heart if you have any more questions.