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How can pregnant women protect themselves from getting COVID-19?

The best ways to protect yourself and to help reduce the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 are to:

If you start feeling sick and think you may have COVID-19, call your healthcare provider within 24 hours.

Actions to take if you are pregnant:

  • Do not skip your prenatal care appointments.
  • Limit your interactions with other people as much as possible.
  • Take precautions to prevent getting COVID-19 when you do interact with others.
  • Make sure that you have at least a 30-day supply of your medicines.
  • Talk to your healthcare provider about how to stay healthy and take care of yourself during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • If you don’t have a healthcare provider, contact your nearest community health center or health department.
  • Call your healthcare provider if you have any questions related to your health.
  • Seek care immediately if you have a medical emergency.
  • You may feel increased stress during this pandemic. Fear and anxiety can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions. Learn about stress and coping.
  • Learn more about how to reduce your risk of getting COVID-19.

Vaccines During Pregnancy

Although there is no vaccine available to protect against the virus that causes COVID-19, routine vaccines are an important part of protecting your health. Receiving some vaccines during pregnancy, such as the influenza (flu) and Tdap vaccines, can help protect you and your baby. If you are pregnant, you should continue to receive your recommended vaccines. Talk with your healthcare provider about visits for vaccines during pregnancy.

Last updated July 22, 2020
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Preventionlinks to external site

See also: Pregnancy