We understand that this is a scary time and that you have many questions about how coronavirus may affect you while pregnant. While researchers are learning more every day, there is still a very small sample size to provide data. The latest information from the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine and the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology states:
“Currently, there is limited information from published scientific reports about the susceptibility of pregnant women to COVID-19 and the severity of infection. Available data are reassuring but are limited to small case series. In general, pregnant women experience immunologic and physiologic changes that make them more susceptible to viral respiratory infections, including potentially COVID-19. It is reasonable to predict that pregnant women might be at greater risk for severe illness, morbidity, or mortality compared with the general population, as is observed with other related coronavirus infections [including severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus and other viral respiratory infections, such as influenza, during pregnancy.”
Please know that our doctors and staff are taking every possible precaution to keep themselves and your family protected. At this time, all patients will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms before entering the office. For now, we are asking that you not bring anyone into the office with you to reduce potential exposure to yourself and others. Should we need to adjust your appointment for any reason, we will be sure to contact you, but otherwise you should plan on keeping your scheduled appointment.
We know that this is a difficult time, but we will continue to provide you with the best perinatal care.
How will your Obstetrician and Perinatologist Work Together?
Your Obstetrician and Perinatologist work together through all stages of your pregnancy to ensure the best outcome for you and your unborn child. During the course of your pregnancy, Perinatologists may perform consultations and various diagnostic procedures. The information they collect and interpret is then communicated to your Obstetrician and medical team. The Obstetrician/Perinatologist relationship has been directly linked to improved maternal and fetal outcomes.