Changes to the immune system during pregnancy mean pregnant women are often considered to be at higher than average risk for contracting infections. So as the world faces the COVID-19 pandemic, what can you do as a pregnant woman to protect yourself and your unborn child?
Educating yourself is the best first line of defense. If I do anything well it is my relentless approach to research and I have found that since the first documented newborn in London became the youngest person in the world to test positive for the Coronavirus in March of 2020, pediatric cases have sky rocketed across the world.
However, for the time being, it’s STILL unclear whether the baby contracted the virus in the womb or during labor. This means the best thing you can do for your baby is to be prepared for both.
COVID-19’s Impact On Pregnancy
So here is what we know about COVID-19 and its impact on pregnancy and newborn babies: