Pregnancy and COVID

Keep up to date with the latest information about COVID-19 and how it affects pregnancy and your care at BMC. This section will be updated regularly and automatically into your Hey Mama app! 

Early research about COVID-19 infection in pregnant women is hopeful.  In general, pregnant women do not seem to be at higher risk for getting infected or for getting very sick if they get infected with the coronavirus compared to other people.  However, the baby is only as healthy as the mother!

It is still not clear whether the virus can pass from a woman to the baby while the baby is inside.  There have been some cases of newborn babies becoming infected in the first days to weeks of life, so babies can get infected, even on the day they are born.  Newborn babies are very delicate so a COVID-19 infection can be very serious.  

Any fever and infection can be harmful for a baby that is growing inside a mother, so it is important to call your provider with any fever or other signs of COVID-19 such as

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath

COVID-19 infection is not worse during pregnancy but anyone has the possibility of becoming very ill and even needing to be in the hospital if they get infected.  It is very important to protect yourself against COVID-19 infection during your pregnancy

COVID-19 Vaccine in Pregnancy

For information about getting the COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant, click here