Here are a couple of facts we know about coronavirus and pregnancy now. “Pregnant women are at higher risk for many infections because pregnancy suppresses the immune system. Some illnesses can impact the health of the fetus, but the risks of COVID-19 are not yet clear,” according to an April 6, 2020 article entitled What We Know and Don’t Know about Coronavirus and Pregnancy by Nina Bai.
There is very little information about pregnancy and Covid-19 now which is why the study is very important. The only data available at this point is out of China with a study done on around 30 pregnant women with Covid-19.
“The outcomes in those reports were relatively mild: all the women survived, they didn’t seem more likely to have severe illness, and there didn’t seem to be evidence of transmission to the baby during pregnancy,” said UC San Francisco perinatologist, Stephanie Gaw, MD, PhD.
Additionally, Gaw said, “Some viruses can be passed from mother to fetus in utero, including Zika, cytomegalovirus, rubella, and measles, and others during delivery, such as HIV, herpes and hepatitis – but respiratory viruses generally are not, said Gaw.
Please refer to the article below for more information about what we know now.