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Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

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Pregnancy and COVID-19

Based on what we know at this time, pregnant people are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19compared to non-pregnant people. Additionally, there might be an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as preterm birth, among pregnant people with COVID-19.

Actions to take

  • Do not skip your prenatal care appointments.

  • Make sure that you have at least a 30-day supply of your medicines.

  • Talk to your healthcare provider about how to stay healthy and take care of yourself during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Call your healthcare provider or care team if you have concerns about your condition, your treatment, think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, have any new signs or symptoms of illness or any other questions.

  • Seek care immediately if you have a medical emergency.

  • You may feel increased stress during this pandemic. Fear and anxiety can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions. Learn about stress and coping.

Learn more about pregnancy and COVID-19

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