COVID-19 Update for OB Patients

Category: COVID-19

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 still limited, as it is changing every day. We would like to keep you abreast on the things we do know thus far.

Therefore, all pregnant women are encouraged to take all available precautions to optimize health and avoid exposure to COVID-19, including but not limited to:

  • maintaining prenatal care appointments
  • wearing a mask and other recommended PPE, if applicable, at work and in public
  • washing hands frequently
  • maintaining physical distancing
  • limiting contact with other individuals as much as practicable
  • maintain an adequate supply of preparedness resources including medications

Please note that pregnant patients with comorbidities such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease are likely at increased risk for severe illness, which is consistent with the general population with similar comorbidities.

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.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html

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 need a note indicating your need to work remotely during this time, we are happy to provide that for you.

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