COVID-19 impacts on women who are pregnant, newborns
There's a lack of sufficient data to draw direct conclusions, but medical professionals are working to get answers for expecting mothers
MADISON, Wis. — Many expecting mothers are wondering how COVID-19 could affect their pregnancy and their child when they enter the world. Medical professionals are working to get the answers.
Dr. Nasia Safdar, UW Health’s medical director of infection control, says while women who are pregnant are not yet considered at high-risk for COVID-19, it’s likely in their best interest to act like they are.
“There is very little data that we are aware of specifically for COVID-19 and in that data, it is somewhat reassuring,” Safdar said. “But I don’t think we can assume without knowing more that pregnant women are not necessarily a high risk category..
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