COVID-19 Update for OB Patients
Dear Pregnant Patient,
We wanted to take a moment to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
As usual, we at Women’s Center for Health follow the practice advisory of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) when it comes to caring for our patients, specifically in pregnancy. They have been keeping us up to date with the most recent information they have available as it relates to our pregnant population during this time.
What we know about COVID-19 in pregnancy is limited, as it is changing every day. We would like to keep you abreast on the things we do know thus far.
Currently COVID-19 does not indicate that pregnant women are at an increased risk. However, due to the greater risk of respiratory infections in general during pregnancy, we believe it is safe to say that until we know more our pregnant population is considered to be more at risk than some other populations and should take the necessary precautions to protect themselves from contracting the virus. Therefore, all pregnant women that are 37 weeks and above are asked to stay home to limit their exposure. Please do not go outside unless it is absolutely necessary, with the exception of your OB visits. Please contact your employer and let them know that your OB/GYN provider has ordered you to stay at home. On a positive note, there is currently no evidence to support that COVID-19 can cross through the placenta and route to the fetus. Please see the following link to find out what those necessary preventative measures entail.
As your healthcare team, your health and wellness of both yourself and your unborn child is our number one priority and we will change practices and procedures as we see it necessary based on the information that ACOG and the Center for Disease Control are providing to us. If you shall need a note indicating your need to work remotely during this time, we are happy to provide that for you.