Pregnancy and COVID-19-Madison, WV
Although COVID-19 is a very new disease making research limited, the CDC has stated that pregnant women might be at an increased risk of contracting the disease. If you are pregnant during these uncertain times, the CDC recommends that you DO NOT skip your prenatal care appointments. It’s important to speak to your provider about how to stay healthy as well as any other precautions you should be taking during the pandemic. Don’t hesitate to ask questions.
Unfortunately there is no way to completely protect yourself from contracting the disease, however, the CDC recommends these preventative steps that can decrease your chances of contracting COVID-19.
- Keep close contact with others to a minimum
- Wear a mask/avoid others who are not wearing a mask
- Obey social distancing guidelines (stay 6 feet away from others)
- Wash your hands properly or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol)
These are unprecedented times that can cause fear in many of us. But we’re in this together. If you’re struggling with anxiety or depression, please contact your provider. If you don’t have one, please feel free to contact us. We’d be happy to share our list of referrals.