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COVID-19: Advice if You're Pregnant or Breastfeeding

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Overview

There are things you can do to protect your health and the health of your baby.

If you're pregnant

While pregnant, you are at higher risk for getting seriously ill from COVID-19. That's because pregnancy causes changes in the body that may raise the risk for some infections. So it's important to try to avoid infections. The same steps that can help prevent COVID-19 will also help prevent other viral infections, like colds and the flu.

If you're breastfeeding

Talk to your doctor if you're concerned about your baby's risk of infection.

If you have COVID-19 or have symptoms, like a fever or a cough:

When a COVID-19 vaccine is available to you

Call if you become sick

Call your doctor if you have any symptoms that could be caused by COVID-19, like a fever, a cough, or shortness of breath.


Credits for COVID-19: Advice if You're Pregnant or Breastfeeding

Current as of: March 26, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine


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